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5 April 2023

Litigation of Community Interest before the ICJ: Recent challenges in light of the Gambia v. Myanmar case

Marco Longobardo

University of Westminster

Marco Longobardo

On Wednesday, April 5th, Professor Marco Longobardo from the University of Westminster gave a lecture at the Rio School on Global Governance, Democracy and Human Rights, which was organised by the FGV Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on EU-South America Global Governance with co-funding from the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme.

The lecture covered the topic of "Litigation of Community Interests before the ICJ: Recent challenges in light of The Gambia v. Myanmar case." Professor Longobardo addressed legal challenges in litigating community interests before the International Court of Justice, different kinds of international obligations from the perspective of the holders of correspondent legal interests, and the entitlement of states to bring a claim in cases of violations of certain obligations, even if they do not directly affect them. He also discussed the evolution of the ICJ jurisprudence and focused on specific cases like Belgium v. Senegal and The Gambia v. Myanmar.

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