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World Court

n. The Court of International Justice, founded by the United Nations in 1945, which hears international disputes, but only when the parties (usually governments) agree to have the issue heard and to be bound by the decision.

World Court

see INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE.
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Thus, the Medellin Court rightly held that World Court decisions do not have authority greater than that of U.
The Japanese government should continue to propose, at every opportunity, that the problem be brought before the World Court.
The United States was one of only eight countries in the 191-member General Assembly to vote against the resolution to seek an advisory opinion from the World Court.
Israeli Chief Justice Aharon Barak disagreed with the World Court, insisting Israel had a right to take measures within occupied territory to bolster its security.
In June of this year, the Fox administration filed another appeal with the World Court seeking international intervention to gain a stay of execution for 54 Mexican nationals on death row in the US.
The World Court is the ultimate authority on international law, and [its] opinion.
Upon sentencing, Sprong reminded the magistrate that the World Court has ruled that preparing for nuclear war is a criminal act under international law.
For this document (much to the chagrin, I hear, of a number of Kurtz's supporters) advocates such progressive goals as stabilizing world population through the advance of universal reproductive rights, protecting the environment through sustainable policies in both the developed and underdeveloped worlds, reversing the current trend of more and more power concentrated in fewer and fewer corporate hands, and increasing the power of the World Court to enforce human rights.
In July 2004, the International Court of Justice, known as the World Court, gave a landmark but little-known opinion in favor of Palestine on borders, the Wall, settlements and Jerusalem.
Friday afternoon's decision by the world court highlights the case of a former despot who has become a symbol of Africa's inability to try its own tyrants.
Nicaragua contends that the construction work by its southern neighbor along most of the border area between the two countries is resulting in grave environmental consequences, according to the ICJ, which is also known as the World Court.
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