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International Court of Justice

A selection of relevant documents on the ICJ and the PCIJ


The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands.

Its role is to settle legal disputes submitted to it by states and to provide advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorised United Nations organs and specialised agencies.


341.645.2: International Court of Justice