No 46



ICJ Rejects Irans Claim Against US For Wartime Oil Platform Damage

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on 6 November on a long-standing claim by Iran against the US for damage to offshore production platforms by the US Navy during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88. The judgment, which the ICJ said was final, without appeal and binding on the parties, said that the US attacks on Iranian oil platforms could not be justified as measures necessary to protect...