Việt Nam chairs preparatory session seeking ICJ’s advice on obligations on climate change

March 10, 2024

NEW YORK — The permanent delegations of Việt Nam and Vanuatu to the United Nations (UN) on March 9 coordinated to organise an online preparatory meeting related to procedures for seeking the International Court of Justice (ICJ)’s advisory opinion on obligations of states in respect of climate change. Delegates focused discussion on many aspects related to climate change, some related case law and legal principles that the ICJ may apply in certain cases. They also shared experiences and some notes in the process of developing national reports to submit to the ICJ within the framework of seeking the court’s advice. Developing countries' active participation in the process is important, affecting their awareness of each country's legal responsibilities in responding to climate change, thus contributing to gradually shaping the legal framework on climate change in the coming time, Giang added. The UN General Assembly recently adopted Resolution A/RES/77/276 by consensus, which was campaigned by a core group of 18 countries, including Việt Nam and Vanuatu.

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