ICJ

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International Court of Justice
By:
Ali
Palh
Email:
[email protected]
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[email protected]
Organization: RightsnowPakistan (www.rightnowpak.org)
About ICJ
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Judicial Organ of United Nation
Established in June 1945 by the Charter of UN
Started working in April 1946
Seat of Court: Peace Palace, Hague, Netherland
It has fifteen judges elected by General Assembly
and Security Assembly for 9 years
Formation Phases
• Hague conference and the Permanent Court of
Arbitration (PCA) -1899
• Permanent Court of Justice -1920
• International Court of Justice-1946
• First case submitted- 1947
Structure
• Hague conference and the Permanent Court of
Arbitration (PCA) -1899
• Permanent Court of Justice -1920
• International Court of Justice-1946
• First case submitted- 1947
ICJ- DUAL Jurisdiction
• Contentious cases between/among states:
Disputes of legal nature submitted by states
• Advisory jurisdiction
Five Organs and 16 Agencies
Statute of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)
-5 Chapters , 70 Articles
States gives consent in THREE WAYS
International Court of Justice
An Special
Agreement
A Clause in
Treaty (A
compromisory
Clause)
A Unilateral
Declaration
Two Type of Cases
Contentious cases
Advisory Opinion
E.g. Trial of Pakistani
Prisoners of War (Pakistan v.
India)
E.g. Aerial Incident of 1999
(Pakistan v. India)
Corfu Channel Case – UK and
People’s Republic of Albania
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