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AGLC Referencing Style

A guide to applying AGLC

International Judgments

AGLC Rule 10.2 (AGLC4)

International Court of Justice 

Reported cases

The details required are: Case name; parties' names or advisory opinion; phase, year, report series and series letter; starting page and case number; pinpoint reference.

Examples:

Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v Serbia and Montenegro (Judgment) [2007] ICJ Rep 43.

Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v Yugoslavia) (Preliminary Objections) [2007] ICJ Rep 595, 597.

Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Advisory Opinion) [2004] ICJ Rep 136.

Certain Phosphate Lands in Nauru (Nauru v Australia) (Preliminary Objections) [1992] ICJ Rep 240, 246.

Oil Platforms (Islamic Republic of Iran v United States of America) (Preliminary Objections) [1996] ICJ Rep 803.

Case name - Include the case name in italics as it appears on the first page of the report. Leave out 'The', 'Case concerning' and 'Case concerning the' at the start of the name, and 'Case' or 'Cases' at the end.

Parties' names or advisory opinion - Italicise the names of the parties and include as they appear on the first page of the report, Enclose them in parentheses and sepated by 'v'. Where multiple cases are joined together, only the names of the parties to the first-listed case should be included. For advisory opinions,'(Advisory Opinion)' should be used instead of party names.

Phase - Italicise the phase and put in brackets after the parties' names. See AGLC 9.2.3 for further details.

Year - Include the year in square brackets, after the phase.

Report series and series letter - The report series should appear unitalicised after the year.

Starting page and case number - The starting page should be included after the report series abbreviation.This is usually the page on which the judgment begins, not the title page or page with citation information. The citation information provides  the correct starting page.

Pinpoint Reference - Used when referring to a specific point in the judgment. See Rule 9.2.7 for details.

AGLC Rule 10.4 (AGLC4)

Unreported cases

The details required are: Case name; parties; phase; International Court of Justice; General List No xx; day month year of case; pinpoint reference.          

Case Concerning the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v Serbia and Montenegro) (Judgment) (International Court of Justice, General List No 91, 26 February 2007) [2].

Certain Questions of Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Djibouti v France) (Judgment) (International Court of Justice, General List No 136, 4 June 2008).

Mexico v. United States of America - Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 31 March 2004 in the Case concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v United States of America) (Judgment) (International Court of Justice, General List No 139, 19 January 2009) [8].

Case and parties' name, phase and pinpoint reference - As for reported cases

International Court of Justice - Include in bracket with general list no and date

General List No -  Include as it appears on the page the judgment commences.

Date - Include the full date after the general list number inside the same bracket.

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