Qatar informs UN about ICJ decision to reject UAE's request
August 01 2019 08:43 PM
International Court of Justice
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QNA/New York

Qatar has informed the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary-General of the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 14 June 2019 to reject the UAE's request for interim measures against the State in the case concerning discriminatory measures by the government of the UAE against Qatari nationals.

The decision was supported by 15 judges.

In a message sent by HE the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani, to Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, and to ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, the President of the UN Security Council for this month, she described the decision as a legal and international victory for Qatar, despite repeated attempts by the blockade countries to prove otherwise.

HE Sheikha Alya stated in the message that the ICJ decision is an affirmation of Qatar's full commitment to and respect for the provisions of international agreements and international law and a vindication of its stance since the beginning of the crisis.

The international community realises the lack of truth in the UAE's claims since the beginning of the crisis.

The resolution also recognises the rights of those affected by the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar.

In the message, Qatar reiterated its keenness not to escalate and to strengthen good-neighbourly relations and to find a solution to the current Gulf crisis through dialogue, stressing that it will not hesitate to protect the interests and rights of its citizens and residents, and will continue to defend them through legal means and in accordance with established international procedures.

The UAE filed a petition with the ICJ on 22 March 2019 requesting the court to take interim measures against Qatar on the pretext of protecting its procedural rights, claiming that the State of Qatar had filed a formal complaint against it before the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in Geneva, and published misleading news about the UAE through the media in Qatar.

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