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I General Principles and Sources of Law, Division A: General Principles, Ch.I: Good Faith and Related Principles

From: The Law and Procedure of the International Court of Justice: Fifty Years of Jurisprudence Volume II

Hugh Thirlway

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 December 2023

International courts and tribunals, decisions — Equity — General principles of international law — Good faith
Fundamentum autem iustitiae est fides, id est dictorum conventorumque constantia et Veritas. Cicero, De officiis, i.23 Since the publication of the 1989 article, circumstances have not arisen in which it has been appropriate for a party before the Court to rely on an alleged obligation accepted by unilateral act, that is to say a unilateral act of the kind to which legal effects were attributed in the Nuclear Tests cases. On the contrary, the Court observed in its judgment on preliminary objections in the case concerning the Land and Maritime Boundary between...
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