When States cannot or are not willing to settle their disputes by resorting to peaceful means, weapons are instantaneously brought into play. Wars, as a matter of course, result in immeasurable and immense sufferings among civilians and drastic damages to nature as well as objects.   International Humanitarian Law (IHL), as a branch of Public […]

ICJ’s Jurisdiction The Court’s role as the main judicial organ of the UN is to settle the submitted legal disputes between states and also to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and UN’s specialized agencies. Strictly speaking, ICJ has jurisdiction over: Settling the Contentious Cases, in which […]

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began its work in April 1946. Unlike the other principal organs of the UN which are all located in New York, the Peace Palace in The […]