International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Cour internationale de Justice (CIJ)
Corte Internacional de Justicia (CIJ)
Internationaal Gerechtshof

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History

Established 6 Feb 1946, as the principal judicial organ of United Nations (UN), superseding Permanent Court of International Justice, set up 13 Dec 1920. Operates under a Statute which is part of the UN Charter (Article 94-1); parties to the Statute include all members of the United Nations. Comes within the United Nations System, any of the other UN Main Organs (except Secretary-General) and all those Agencies being currently authorized to request opinions of the Court. Based at Peace Palace, The Hague (Netherlands).

Aims

Settle in accordance with international law the legal disputes submitted by states; give advisory opinions on legal questions referred by duly authorized international organs and agencies.

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Activities

Conflict resolution.

Structure

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Languages

English, French.

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 15 countries
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Subjects *

  • Law
    • Law
    • Tribunals, Courts
    • Arbitration
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Peace
    • Justice

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F3379

Last News Received

10. Sep 2018
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