Palestine v US: why the ICJ does not need to decide whether Palestine is a state

6 December 2018

This post will focus on the Article 34(1) ICJ Statute requirement that ‘[o]nly states may be parties in cases before the Court’.

Jure Vidmar

Jure Vidmar is Professor of Public International Law. Prior to coming to Maastricht, he held teaching and research positions at Oxford University, Harvard Law School, University of Amsterdam and University of Nottingham. He is also affiliated with the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. Jure has published widely in several areas of international law. His books include ‘Democratic Statehood in International Law: The Emergence of New States in Post-Cold War Practice’ (Oxford, Hart, 2013, Runner-up for the Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in 2014) and ‘Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights’ (Oxford, OUP, 2012, with Erika de Wet). Jure also sits on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals and is the editor-in-chief of the Hague Yearbook of International Law.