On June 14, 2019, the International Court of Justice delivered its Order rejecting the United Arab Emirate’s (UAE) request for provisional measures in the case concerning the Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), which Qatar initiated against the UAE in June 2018. The UAE requested the Court order measures to “preserve the UAE’s procedural rights” and to “prevent Qatar from further aggravating or extending the dispute between the Parties pending a final decision in th[e] case,” including specifically requesting that Qatar unblock a UAE website that allows Qatari citizens to apply for permits to return to the UAE after expulsion. The Court determined that the provisional measures requested either do not concern plausible rights under CERD or they will be assessed in the judgment on the merits. The case concerns the boycott by the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt against Qatar that began in 2017, during which Qatar claims the UAE (which is the only state among those boycotting Qatar that is party to CERD) expelled thousands of Qatari citizens and took other actions in violation of CERD. As noted in the press release, the Court rejected the request by fifteen votes to one.