International Court of Justice (ICJ)
The International Court of Justice, the successor to the Permanent Court of International Justice instituted by the Charter of the League of Nations, is the main judicial organ of the United Nations Organisation. It is governed by Chapter XIV of the UN Charter and its appended statute. Its fifteen judges sit in The Hague. The ICJ is competent to settle disputes submitted to it by States. It may issue consultative opinions on points of international law referred to it by the Security Council or the UN General Assembly.
Update : July 2010
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