International Court of Justice

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The International Court of Justice (Couer internationale de Justice) in The Hague, Netherlands, also referred to as the World Court, is "the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Its seat is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands). It began work in 1946, when it replaced the Permanent Court of International Justice which had functioned in the Peace Palace since 1922. It operates under a Statute largely similar to that of its predecessor, which is an integral part of the Charter of the United Nations. .. The Court has a dual role: to settle in accordance with international law the legal disputes submitted to it by States, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized international organs and agencies." [1]

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International Court of Justice
Peace Palace
2517 KJ The Hague
The Netherlands
Telephone (31) (0)70 302 23 23
Telefax (31) (0)70 364 99 28
Telex 32323
URL: http://www.icj-cij.org/

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