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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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The United States raised five objections to Iran's appeal to the World Court, saying they meant the court had no jurisdiction to take up the substance of the case.
'Sometimes we gain some, sometimes we lose some,' he said, drawing laughter from the audience, and added that 'when you go to the World Court, you will be at the mercy of the judge'.
class="MsoNormalUN member-states will thus benefit, Ambassador Amayo writes, if the General Assembly seeks an advisory opinion from the World Court that will provide clarity to the evident ambiguity and to competing obligations under international law.
Following Jadhav's arrest and death sentence by Pakistan in 2016, India had approached the world court to halt his execution.
Established in 1945, and based in The Hague in the Netherlands, the ICJ "informally known as the "World Court" settles legal disputes between states and gives advisory opinions on legal questions that have been referred to it by other authorized UN organs.
Established in 1945, and based in The Hague in the Netherlands, the ICJ 'informally known as the 'World Court' settles legal disputes between states and gives advisory opinions on legal questions that have been referred to it by other authorized UN organs.
The opposition parties have come out in the open severely criticising the government for not seriously taking up the case, because of which India emerged as the 'winner' at the world court.
should have simply ignored India's petition at the ICJ and should not have appeared at the World Court.
Among his topics are the Armenian genocide, complicity with Hitler during and after World War II, the misconceived Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ineffectiveness of the United Nations organization, the United Nations and European cowardice, the demoralized World Court, the United Nations in the footsteps of Hitler, and a new world organization.
In it, the ICJ, or World Court, as it is commonly known, confirmed Colombian sovereignty over the Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina--even though the Caribbean islands are closer to Nicaragua than to Colombia--but granted Nicaragua control over much of the surrounding sea (NotiCen, Dec.
Court President Ronny Abraham said that Nicaragua's excavations and military presence on Costa Rican territory also breached an order made by the world court in 2011 and that Nicaragua twice breached Costa Rica's navigation rights on the San Juan, which forms part of the two countries' border.
Assistant Secretary General of the AL for Palestine and Arab Occupied Territories Affairs Mohammed Subaih said in a press statement that the Israeli reactions are in fact degrading the world court and the 123 signatories of its Rome-based Statute.

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