Sunday, February 13, 2011
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has announced that it will hold public hearings in the Peace Palace at the Hague on March 21-30, 2001 regarding the Application of the Interim Accord of 13 September 1995 (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia v. Greece). By way of background, in 2008, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYRM) initiated these proceedings with a complaint that Greece had violated Article 11 of their 1995 Interim Accord. The FYRM claims that Greece has improperly vetoed FYRM's application for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on the basis that a name other than FYRM was used in the membership application. The FYRM claims that it used the proper name and Greece's veto was therefore contrary to their international agreement. Both parties filed written pleadings during 2010, but those pleadings have not been made available to the public.
More information may be found in the ICJ press release.