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Part VI Enforcing the Convention Through the United Nations, 20 The Compromissory Clause of the Convention

Robert Kolb

From: The UN Genocide Convention: A Commentary

Edited By: Paola Gaeta

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 April 2024

Genocide — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
Article IX of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Genocide Convention’ or ‘Convention’) embodies a so-called ‘compromissory clause’ attributing compulsory jurisdiction to the International Court of Justice (‘ICJ’) under Article 36(1) of the Statute of the Court1 for disputes arising under and with respect to the Convention. This chapter analyses what was the main aim and principal hope when the clause was inserted into the Convention and will deal with some general issues relating to the...
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