About the paper

In commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the International Court of Justice, the author provides a statistical overview of the contentious cases that have been brought before the Court, and of the parties involved in those proceedings. In a three-step analysis, and with the support of tables and graphics, the author identifies which countries have appeared the most before the ICJ, and reflects on how further data-driven analysis can contribute to a better understanding of inter-state litigation and the actors involved.


About the author

Edgardo Sobenes is an international lawyer with more than 10 years of experience in the field of Public International Law, settlement of international disputes, and diplomacy. His litigation practice includes the representation of sovereign states before the International Court of Justice and unique practice in coordinating and managing international legal teams. He holds an Advanced LL.M in Public International Law and International Dispute Settlement from Leiden University, an International Master’s in Law from the University of Barcelona and ISDE, and a degree in Law and Economics from the Central American University (UCA). For more information visit his webpage: www.edgardosobenes.com