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Title: Statute of the International Court of Justice
Alternative Title(s): ICJ Statute
World Court Statute
Available From: http://www.icj-cij.org/documents/index.php?p1=4&p2=2&p3=0
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/decad026.asp
Conclusion Date: 1945-06-26
Entry Into Force Date: 1945-10-24
Description: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (Art. 92, Charter). It functions as an independent court handling disputes between States and issues advisory opinions on various questions of law. The ICJ Statute, which was based on the Statute of the Permanent Court of International Justice, was adopted together with the UN Charter. Article 38 (1) of the Statute establishes the sources of international law which it applies: international conventions or treaties, customary international law, general principles of law recognized by civilized nations, and judicial decisions and teachings of highly qualified publicists. The ICJ established its seat at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The Court's fifteen judges and its procedures are governed by the Rules of the Court .
Legal Citation: 3 Bevans 1179; 59 Stat. 1031; T.S. 993; 39 AJIL Supp. 215 (1945)
EISIL Categories: Home > General International Law > Basic Sources
Home > General International Law > Courts & Tribunals
Home > International Dispute Settlement > Basic Sources
Home > International Organizations > United Nations > Principal Organs & Bodies
Keywords: courts & tribunals
dispute resolution
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
procedure
states
United Nations (UN)
United Nations Charter
Language(s): English
French
Document Creator: Registry of the Court
information@icj-cij.org
Site Administrator: Registry of the Court
webmaster@icj-cij.org


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