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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.

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World Court

see INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE.
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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. In the claim against Belgium, the Applicant relied on Article 4 of the Convention of Conciliation, Judicial Settlement and Arbitration between the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and Belgium (73) (the "1930 Convention").
(33.) Quincy Wright, The United States and the Permanent Court of International Justice, 21 AM.
." See Manley Hudson, ed., 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., Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., 1969), p.
The Permanent Court of International Justice was established in 1922, and evolved into the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.
Although in place and functioning for some time, it was not until the 1980s the Permanent Court of International Justice and the International Court of Justice entered into extremely significant interpretations.
In discussing the rule of law, she depends on a decision given over 70 years ago in the Great Hall of Justice at the Peace Palace in The Hague by the Permanent Court of International Justice. That court was the predecessor to the court of which I am a member and which sits in the same hall.

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