The International Court of Justice

Questions and Answers about the Principal Judicial Organ of the United Nations
Author: International Court of Justice
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211008227
Category: Law
Page: 77
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The International Court of Justice plays an important role in the settlement of legal disputes between states and contributes to the development of international law. This booklet answers some frequently asked questions about its functions and its case-law. It explains how members are elected to the Court, the sources of the law applied, who may submit cases and who might request advisory opinions.

The International Court of Justice

Its Role in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security
Author: Oliver James Lissitzyn
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584777028
Category: Law
Page: 118
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A successor to the League of Nation's Permanent Court of International Justice, the International Court of Justice was established in 1946 by the United Nations. Written during its early years, this incisive study outlines how the court functioned as an "instrument for the maintenance of international peace and security" and how it may function in the future. Though skeptical that the court would be a powerful institution, Lissitzyn believed its rulings would have a modest but notable effect on the development of international law. Long out of print, this essay was originally published in the Carnegie series United Nations Studies.

The Role and Record of the International Court of Justice


Author: Nagendra Singh
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9780792302919
Category: Political Science
Page: 443
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Since its birth with the creation of the international Red Cross in 1863, international humanitarian assistance has developed considerably since World War II. In accordance with the Red Cross principle of humanity, it aims at preventing & alleviating human suffering wherever it may be found, protecting life & health & ensuring respect for the human being. International humanitarian assistance involves a complex network of government agencies, intergovernmental & non-governmental organizations, & individual volunteers: it has been labelled a 'non-system'. While governments & intergovernmental organizations play a dominant & structured role in this field, the non-governmental organizations & their volunteers have proved to be their necessary operational partners, providing material, medical & moral relief & care wherever it may be needed, beyond borders, at the grassroots level. Following a brief review of recent humanitarian activities of intergovernmental organizations, & an analysis of current trends of voluntarism, this book focuses on the role, status & attitudes of the major humanitarian non-governmental organizations, including the Red Cross organizations, the British charities, Church-related agencies, medical volunteers (such as the 'French Doctors') & U.N. volunteers. Should humanitarian non-governmental organizations provide relief assistance with the Red Cross concern for discretion, neutrality & impartiality? Or should they bear witness & denounce publicly human rights violations, at the risk of being expelled from recipient countries & having to stop their assistance? The controversial claim of a 'right' to receive & a 'duty' to provide humanitarian assistance beyond borders is also addressed, as well as the possible need for a status to be accorded to international volunteers.

Evidence Before the International Court of Justice


Author: Anna Riddell,Brendan Plant
Publisher: British Institute for International & Comparative Law
ISBN: 9781905221639
Category: Law
Page: 448
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Some recent contentious issues about the use of evidence in cases before the International Court of Justice have highlighted the importance of fact-finding and the use of evidence before this Court. This major study on the issue of evidence before the International Court of Justice has examined all aspects of the Court's relationship with facts in both contentious and advisory proceedings from the recently refined procedure for submitting late evidence, to the hearing of live witness testimony in the Peace Palace. Considerations of flexibility and respect for the sovereignty of the State Parties before the Court have traditionally deterred the Court from constructing concrete rules on matters of evidence, but the increasing numbers of cases, in which a thorough consideration of the facts has been essential, has highlighted that some detailed procedural guidance is necessary in order to ensure a well-functioning system of adjudication. It is apparent that the Court has paid an incre

The International Court of Justice


Author: Robert Kolb
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 178225188X
Category: Law
Page: 1362
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The International Court of Justice (in French, the Cour internationale de justice), also commonly known as the World Court or ICJ, is the oldest, most important and most famous judicial arm of the United Nations. Established by the United Nations Charter in 1945 and based in the Peace Palace in the Hague, the primary function of the Court is to adjudicate in disputes brought before it by states, and to provide authoritative, influential advisory opinions on matters referred to it by various international organisations, agencies and the UN General Assembly. This new work, by a leading academic authority on international law who also appears as an advocate before the Court, examines the Statute of the Court, its procedures, conventions and practices, in a way that will provide invaluable assistance to all international lawyers. The book covers matters such as: the composition of the Court and elections, the office and role of ad hoc judges, the significance of the occasional use of smaller Chambers, jurisdiction, the law applied, preliminary objections, the range of contentious disputes which may be submitted to the Court, the status of advisory opinions, relationship to the Security Council, applications to intervene, the status of judgments and remedies. Referring to a wealth of primary and secondary sources, this work provides international lawyers with a readable, comprehensive and authoritative work of reference which will greatly enhance understanding and knowledge of the ICJ. The book has been translated and lightly updated from the French original, R Kolb, La Cour international de Justice (Paris, Pedone, 2013), by Alan Perry, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. Winner of the 2014 American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftsmanship and Utility to Practicing Lawyers and Scholars: 'Robert Kolb's International Court of Justice provides a magisterial, lucid study of its subject. The breadth and depth of the treatment are impressive: Kolb takes the reader from the history of the Court, to its role in international society, to the more technical questions concerning its composition, powers and procedures, to the development of its jurisprudence, and to its future. The finely grained discussion provides much more than a mere survey of the Court's constitutive instruments and decisions. It engages the Court as an institution and asks how it actually operates, and secures efficacy and authority in doing so. The book's careful and detailed coverage of the Court's legal framework and operation will benefit practitioners and scholars alike. There is no doubt that Kolb's volume immediately takes a place among the authoritative references on the Court.' ASIL Book Awards Committee

The International Court of Justice and the Western Tradition of International Law

The Paul Martin Lectures in International Relations and Law
Author: Edward McWhinney,Paul Martin
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789024735242
Category: Political Science
Page: 158
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Documents on the International Court of Justice


Author: Shabtai Rosenne
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789028603790
Category: Law
Page: 497
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Enhancing the Rule of Law through the International Court of Justice


Author: Giorgio Gaja,Jenny Grote Stoutenburg
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004278567
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 180
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"Enhancing the Rule of Law through the International Court of Justice", edited by Giorgio Gaja and Jenny Grote Stoutenburg, explores the current and possible future contribution of the International Court of Justice to the rule of law in the international community.

The International Court of Justice

Its Future Role After Fifty Years
Author: A. Sam Muller,Sam Muller,David Raič,J. M. Thuránszky
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041103253
Category: Law
Page: 433
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This is the third volume in the series by the "Leiden Journal of" "International Law" dealing with the Decade of International Law and International Dispute Settlement. In this book, the 50th anniversary of the International Court of Justice is commemorated. Its past and future role is examined from various angles which have been defined as "roles "played by the Court. First and foremost, its role as a mechanism for the settlement of disputes is examined. The analysis goes beyond the traditional frontiers of disputes between states and also explores the possibilities of granting international organizations and individuals access to the Court. The second role that is looked into is its supervisory role, or, in other words, its possible role as supreme court in international law. Thirdly, the Court in its advisory function is examined. The last role that is focused upon is the Court in its role as developer of rules of international law. The book ends with a conclusion from both a legal and a political perspective.

Fifty Years of the International Court of Justice

Essays in Honour of Sir Robert Jennings
Author: Vaughan Lowe,Malgosia Fitzmaurice
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521048804
Category: Law
Page: 640
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To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the International Court of Justice, a distinguished group of international judges, practitioners and academics has undertaken a major review of its work. The chapters discuss the main areas of substantive law with which the Court has been concerned, and the more significant aspects of its practice and procedure in dealing with cases before it. It discusses the role of the Court in the international legal order, and its relationship with the UN's political organs. The thirty-three chapters are presented under five headings: the Court; the sources and evidences of international law; substance of international law; procedural aspects of the Court's work; the Court and the UN. It has been prepared in honour of Sir Robert Jennings, judge and sometime President of the Court.

The Role of the International Court of Justice As the Principal Judicial Organ of the United Nations


Author: Mohamed Sameh M. Amr
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041120267
Category: Political Science
Page: 447
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This volume provides both the student and practitioner of international law and relations with a comprehensive evaluation of important but hitherto neglected aspects of the work of the World Court. It concludes with practical suggestions on how to develop the Court's role.

The International Court of Justice


Author: Hugh Thirlway
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191084700
Category: Law
Page: 240
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In recent years States have made more and more extensive use of the International Court of Justice for the judicial settlement of disputes. Despite being declared by the Court's Statute to have no binding force for States other than the parties to the case, its decisions have come to constitute a body of jurisprudence that is frequently invoked in other disputes, in international negotiation, and in academic writing. This jurisprudence, covering a wide range of aspects of international law, is the subject of considerable ongoing academic examination; it needs however to be seen against the background, and in the light, of the Court's structure, jurisdiction and operation, and the principles applied in these domains. The purpose of this book is thus to provide an accessible and comprehensive study of this aspect of the Court, and in particular of its procedure, written by a scholar who has had unique opportunities of close observation of the Court in action. This distillation of direct experience and expertise makes it essential reading for all those who study, teach or practise international law.

The Statute of the International Court of Justice

A Commentary
Author: Andreas Zimmermann,Karin Oellers-Frahm,Christian Tomuschat,Christian J. Tams
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191632546
Category: Law
Page: 1808
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The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations and plays a central role in both the peaceful settlement of international disputes and the development of international law. This comprehensive Commentary on the Statute of the International Court of Justice, now in its second edition, analyses in detail not only the Statute of the Court itself but also the related provisions of the United Nations Charter as well as the relevant provisions of the Court's Rules of Procedure. Five years after the first edition was published, the second edition of the Commentary embraces current events before the International Court of Justice as well as before other courts and tribunals relevant for the interpretation and application of its Statute. The Commentary provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of all legal questions and issues the Court has had to address in the past and will have to address in the future. It illuminates the central issues of procedure and substance that the Court and counsel appearing before it face in their day-to-day work. In addition to commentary covering all of the articles of the Statute of the ICJ, plus the relevant articles of the Charter of the United Nations, the book includes three scene-setting chapters: Historical Introduction, General Principles of Procedural Law, and Discontinuation and Withdrawal. The second edition of the Commentary adds two important and instructive chapters on Counter-Claims and Evidentiary Issues. The combination of expert editors and commentators, and their assessment of new developments in the important work of the ICJ, make this a landmark publication in the field of international law.

The International Court of Justice


Author: United Nations. Office of Public Information
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 41
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International Law, the International Court of Justice and Nuclear Weapons


Author: Laurence Boisson de Chazournes,Philippe Sands
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521654807
Category: Law
Page: 592
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Most comprehensive book analysing the ICJ Advisory Opinions on nuclear weapons handed down in 1996.

Compliance with Decisions of the International Court of Justice


Author: Constanze Schulte
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 485
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The book examines the compliance record of states parties to proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial body of the United Nations. It undertakes a comprehensive analysis of the follow-up of the ICJ's judgments and interim measures from the Court's creation in 1945 until the present day. The author examines the reasons for differences in the track records of judgments and provisional measures and explores mechanisms that could be conducive to enhanced compliance.

Bibliography of the International Court of Justice


Author: United Nations Staff
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789210709651
Category:
Page: 124
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This publication contains bibliographical references concerning the International Court of Justice received by the Registry of the Court during 1997.

Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the International Court of Justice

1948-1991
Author: International Court Of Justice
Publisher: New York : United Nations
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 227
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Order of 10 May 1984.

Increasing the Effectiveness of the International Court of Justice

Proceedings of the ICJ/UNITAR Colloquium to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Court, the Peace Palace, 16-18 April 1996
Author: Connie Peck,Roy S. K. Lee,Roy S. Lee
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9041103066
Category: Political Science
Page: 542
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In April 1996 the ICJ/UNITAR "Colloquium on Increasing the Effectiveness of the Court" brought together from all corners of the world judges, legal advisers, practitioners of international law and jurists. It provided an unprecedented opportunity for an in-depth and detailed exchange of views not only on the Court's performance to date, but also on its future role, as well as on possible ways and means of enhancing its operation. There were some fifteen panels, covering subjects ranging from the Court's jurisprudence to its working methods, from assessment of its achievements to evaluation of its ability to handle issues arising from space exploration and the growing concern for the environment. All in all, it was a most comprehensive approach to the subject. This publication, which presents the papers delivered at the Colloquium and the discussions which took place around them, accordingly constitutes instructive reading for all who are concerned with the management and peaceful resolution of disputes. I hope for its widest possible dissemination.' "From the Foreword by Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations,"