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International Court of Justice

Is the international court of justice the first world court?

What are the procedures of the world court? Are they similar to any U.S. courts?

What is an advisory opinion?

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1. Is the international court of justice (ICJ) the first world court?

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) (1946) is popularly known as the World Court. ICJ, however, was a reorganization of the Permanent Court of International Justice (1921), which was first referred to as the 'World Court'. In other words, ICJ was a reorganization of the first world court, but was NOT the first world court, per se. Saying that though, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) based at The Hague (Netherlands) has always been known semi-officially and in popular parlance as the "World Court." Interestingly, U.S. is NOT part of the World Court (President Bush's decision). http://hnn.us/articles/1465.html

In fact, ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Its seat is at the Peace ...

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This solution discusses whether or not the international court of justice is the first world court. It identifies the procedures of the world court and if they are similar to any U.S. courts. It also explains an advisory opinion.

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