1 After the outbreak of World War II in September 1939 had put an end to the active life of the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ), it was not until 1942 that among the Western Allies, interest in the future international organization began to revive and with it, interest in the future of a universal judicial organ along the lines of the PCIJ. 2 In 1942, several public statements were made about the future of an international judicial organ. On 23 July 1942, United States Secretary of State Cordell Hull gave public expression of official US approval...
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