Book VII The Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes and the Development and Role of International Criminal Tribunals, 30 The International Court of Justice
Edited By: Sir Ivor Roberts KCMG
- Jurisdiction — Judges — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Interim and provisional measures
30.1 Located in the Peace Palace at The Hague, the International Court of Justice was established by the United Nations Charter as a forum for solving international disputes. It is a principal organ of the UN, replacing the Permanent Court of International Justice which had functioned since 1922. It is now one of a number of international courts, 1 but it remains ‘the principal judicial organ of the United Nations’. 2 Most of the detailed provisions relating to its functions and powers are to be found in the Statute of the Court which is annexed to the UN Charter...