International Court Of Justice

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The International Court Of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, which succeeded the Permanent court of International Justice after World War Two. It gains its legitimacy from Article 92 of the UN Charter which allows it to function " in accordance with the annexed Statute, which is based upon the Statute of the Permanent Court of International Justice and forms an integral part of the present Charter". By Article 93 all members of …

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…and the rights of existence and self-defence of a state. In addition the ICJ has helped resolve disputes between states with some degree of success, and given the numerous difficulties it faces, its achievements are respectable and its usefulness is undeniable. Most importantly, the ICJ, at the very least, provides an additional option for states to settle their disputes peacefully through third party intervention, and this has reduced the threat of open war. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**