The Worldwide Court docket of Justice (ICJ) has denied a ask by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for instantaneous measures in opposition to Qatar in a dispute over alleged discrimination between the Gulf neighbours.

The ruling got right here on Friday, weeks after the UAE forced the cease in the major court process to discontinue Qatar from blockading access to a UAE web space that enables Qataris expelled from the Emirates to design permits to return.

By now not allowing access to the distance, the UAE argued Qatar became anxious the dispute.

Qatar told the ICJ, which is informally acknowledged because the World Court docket, it had blocked the distance because it posed a affirm security possibility due to the “malware” coded within that became designed to infiltrate the Gulf affirm’s security systems.

Chief reach to a resolution Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf acknowledged on Friday that the court in The Hague “rejects the ask for provisional measures submitted by the United Arab Emirates” by a margin of 15 to one.


Mohammed Abdulaziz al-Khulaifi, the agent for Qatar on the ICJ, told Al Jazeera after the ruling that the UAE had requested the injunction in March 2019.

“We were slightly overjoyed about this victorious judicial judgement acquired on this court and now the case might possibly perchance nonetheless proceed for the court to talk about the jurisdiction and the merits,” he acknowledged.

“Confidently, the court will get a method to reach a diploma where they’ll note, sight and catch a judgement on the proof submitted by the affirm of Qatar by method of the staunch victims of this racial discrimination case imposed on the Fifth of June 2017 from the United Arab Emirates,” he added, relating to the open of a blockade in opposition to Qatar by four Arab international locations.

The main case revolves spherical the Worldwide Convention on the Elimination of All Sorts of Racial Discrimination.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain – the international locations which, alongside with the UAE, were enforcing the ocean, air and land blockade of Qatar – have not signed as a lot as the convention, and so the case is fully between signatories Qatar and the UAE.

In a July 2018 hearing, the ICJ ordered the UAE to catch obvious Qatari households living in the Emirates were reunited with their relations serve house and Qatari students in the UAE were allowed to continue their studies without pain of deportation.

Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker, reporting from The Hague, acknowledged an total discontinue in the case “will be many extra months in the pipeline, or it might well most likely possibly perchance even cast off years.”

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