Donald Childress Argues Before the ICJ

Donald Earl Childress III of Pepperdine University School of Law recently argued before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands. The public sitting was held on August 30, at the Peace Palace, the seat of the Court. The ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. It was established by the United Nations Charter in June 1945 and began its activities in April 1946.

Professor Childress assisted the U.S. in the argument against Iran’s contentions in Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America, a case involving Iran’s request for the indication of provisional measures.  Among Iran’s requests to the ICJ was that the United States suspend all May 8 sanctions and “refrain from imposing or threatening announced further sanctions and measures which might aggravate or extend the dispute submitted to the Court.”

Hearings concluded on August 30, and the ICJ’s decision on the request for the indication of provisional measures will be delivered at a public sitting, the date of which has not been announced.


Watch footage of the hearings here.

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