Annual report

The International Court of Justice submits its annual report for consideration to the General Assembly. The report is a summary of actions and decisions by the Court during the year.

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  • The report of the International Court of Justice is issued as no 4 in the documentary series Supplements to the Official Records of the General Assembly.
  • Annual Reports since 1985 are posted at the website of the International Court of Justice.

Decisions and judgments

The International Court of Justice issues Reports of the decisions and judgements of the Court in both English and French texts.

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Verbatim records

After the termination of each case documentation is issued containing the verbatim record or the oral proceedings, the written pleadings and any document submitted to the Court after the closure of the written proceedings.

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  • Volumes in this series are published as Pleadings, Oral Arguments, Documents.
  • ICJ basic texts and publications. Research guide by the Dag Hammarskjöld library, New York.


The International Court of Justice regularly issues a bibliography - Bibliographie de la Cour internationale de Justice - Bibliography of the International Court of Justice - listing essential documents from the previous year.

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Press releases

A short summary of the ongoing activities of the International Court of Justice is contained in its press releases. Press releases from the International Court of Justice carry the following document symbol: ICJ/.

UN documents and publications in catalogues and databases

  • United Nations Digital Library offers UN documents and open access publications, UN voting data and speeches, UN maps, Content in 6+ languages. Replaces the traditional online catalogue UNBISnet.
  • UN iLibrary UN publications online covering different topics.
  • ODS full-text UN documents published from 1993 onward and scanned documents published between 1946 and 1993 in the official languages of the UN.
  • Daily list of documents (ODS). Documents published for the day, with full text links, can be found in the United Nations full text database ODS.
  • UNBIS Thesaurus a multilingual database of the controlled vocabulary used to describe UN documents.
  • Index to proceedings is an annual bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the major UN organs. The index includes:
    • a list of all documents
    • a comprehensive subject index
    • an index to speeches
    • a voting chart of resolutions
  • United Nations Documents Index (United Nations Digital Library) References to all documents by subject area are published. A collection of indexes is held by the Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library, Uppsala, and the Libraries at UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva.
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