Vietnam backs international legal processes: ambassador hinh anh 1Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the UN (Source: VNA)

New York (VNA) Vietnam supports international legal processes, including the International Court of Justice (ICJ), said Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the UN.

Speaking at the plenary meeting on the report of the ICJ in the framework of the UN General Assembly’s 74th Session in New York on October 30, Quy affirmed that the court plays an important role in maintaining global peace and security through the mechanism of adjudicating lawsuits among countries and the consulting mechanism requested by the UN General Assembly, the UN Security Council and a number of agencies in line with the UN Charter.

He stressed that the principle of peaceful settlement of international disputes is one of the basic principles of international law, affirming that countries can choose a variety of methods to resolve disputes in accordance with the UN Charter, including the jurisdiction mechanism.

According to the ambassador, many countries tend to file lawsuits related to land and sea territorial disputes for settlement at the ICJ.

At the meeting, ICJ President Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf said this year, the court brought in three verdicts, offered one advisory opinion and 16 orders, and organised trials for six lawsuits.

The ICJ is currently handling 16 lawsuits related to many areas of international law such as maritime law, maritime delimitation, diplomatic relations, consular affairs, and interpretation of international treaties, he said.

He added that the ICJ continues to be the only global adjudicating mechanism, and parties using ICJ's dispute settlement mechanism are many countries worldwide./.