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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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260, 261-62 (1963); John Bassett Moore, The Organization of the Permanent Court of International Justice, 22 COLUM.
Leon Bourgeois, Report on the Organisation of a Permanent Court of International Justice, 1 LEAGUE OF NATIONS O.
In its proceedings against Belgium and the Netherlands, Serbia and Montenegro invoked additional grounds of jurisdiction, namely bilateral treaty provisions that referred disputes between the States to the Permanent Court of International Justice.
See Lord Phillimore, Scheme for the Permanent Court of International Justice, 6 TRANSACTIONS GROTIUS SOC'Y 89, 90-91 (1920).
World Court Reports: A Collection of the Judgments Orders and Opinions of the Permanent Court of International Justice, Volume I, 1922-1926 (New York: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1934; reprinted by Oceana Publications, Inc.
Case law is presented from the Permanent Court of International Justice, the International Court of Justice, the UN Human Rights Committee, and the European Court on Human Rights.
The Permanent Court of International Justice, (2) the International Court of Justice, (3) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (4) have often used treaty mandates for this purpose.
Besides the previously mentioned responsibilities there was also the required submission of an annual report on the status of the mandated territory to the Council, and more importantly, instructions that disputes involving interpretation were to be brought before the Permanent Court of International Justice.
The International Court of Justice has inherited from the 1923-46 Permanent Court of International Justice, not only its institutional structure and procedures, says Spiermann (international law, U.

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