27 October 2011
President of ICJ Addresses UN
Judge Hisashi Owada, President of the International Court of Justice, gave his annual report on the activities of the Court to the UN General Assembly on 26 October 2011. He stated that it is vital that international law underpin developments on the global stage, especially in an ever increasingly globalized and interconnected world.
“It is no exaggeration to say that all regions of the world have become closely intertwined … In this 21st century, international politics are undeniably interconnected; a truly global economy has emerged; and our natural environment and global climate change have created new challenges. In these times of unprecedented interconnection between States and peoples, it is my sincere belief that a firm reliance on international law must underpin any and all future developments on the global stage.”