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The International Court of Justice in Action (1948 – 2018)

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Did you know that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had delivered in excess of Two Hundred and Fifty (250) Judgments, Orders, Advisory Opinions since 1948 till date?

The ICJ is the successor to the Permanent Court of International Justice. The ICJ has jurisdiction to decide disputes among States. It has jurisdiction to decide in accordance with international law, disputes of a legal nature that are submitted to it by States (jurisdiction in contentious cases); and it gives advisory opinions on legal questions at the request of the organs of the United Nations, specialized agencies or one related organization authorized to make such a request (advisory jurisdiction).

Since the judgment of March 25 1948 in respect of the preliminary objection of the United Kingdom in the Corfu Channel case (UK v. Albania) and the order of the more recent case of Alleged Violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations and Consular Rights (Iran v. USA), the ICJ had given in excess of over 250 Judgments, Orders, Advisory Opinions since 1948 till date.

In 2018 alone and as at October 3, the court had delivered more than fifteen Judgments, Orders, Advisory Opinions.

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Sources

https://www.icj-cij.org/en/decisions/all/2017/2018/desc

http://legal.un.org/icjsummaries/

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:International_Court_of_Justice

 

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