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What is the International Court of Justice?
What is the International Court of Justice?
By  Ridhima  |  16 Mar 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Ravindra Purohit

The Court is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.  It was established by the United Nations Charter, signed in 1945 at San Francisco (United States), and began work in 1946 in the Peace Palace, The Hague (Netherlands).

The Court, which is composed of 15 judges, has a dual role:  in accordance with international law, settling legal disputes between States submitted to it by them and giving advisory opinions on legal matters referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.

The official languages of the Court are English and French.

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