It is the first ruling by the UN’s top court on the Gulf crisis.
Qatar filed a case at the ICJ in June this year, arguing the UAE had violated an international convention on racism when it expelled thousands of Qatari citizens during the first weeks of the crisis.
Monday’s ruling was a preliminary finding and the final decision on the case is not expected for months.
But what impact will this have on the Gulf crisis and the region?
Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault
Abdulaziz Alhorr – contributor to Policy-making in a Transformative State: The Case of Qatar
Toby Cadman – international human rights lawyer
Afzal Ashraf – visiting fellow at the Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism at the University of Nottingham
Source: Al Jazeera News