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Certain Questions of Assistance in Criminal Matters (Djibouti v. France)

Introduction. This is the second case, Certain Criminal Proceedings in France (Republic of the Congo v. France) being the first, in which France voluntarily consented to the jurisdiction of the Court. The hearings opened on 21 and finished on 29 January 2008. The Court has in the meanwhile started its deliberations and will render its decision in due time. Background. It was in January 2006 that Djibouti seised the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of a dispute between itself and France regarding the alleged violation by France of its “international obligations in respect of mutual assistance in criminal matters” in…