Press Releases

                                                                                                                            12 July 2004

    Secretary-General Forwards World Court’s Advisory Opinion on Israel’s Wall to General Assembly

    NEW YORK, 9 July (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General has today received from the International Court of Justice its advisory opinion on “the legal consequences of the construction of a wall in occupied Palestinian territory”.

    The Secretary-General has forwarded the advisory opinion to the General Assembly, which had requested the Court’s advice, and which will determine how to proceed on this matter.

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