Unit 5 DB - appeals to the judgment. The other difference...

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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. court? What is an advisory opinion? From my research I do not believe the International Court of Justice was the first world court, I believe this title belongs to the Hague Tribunal. The Hague Tribunal was established in 1899 and has 88 countries adhering to its policies and is an arbitration court established for the purpose of facilitating immediate recourse for the settlement of international disputes. Each nation may appoint 4 jurists that are well versed in international law. The World court has two types of proceedings; contentious cases, and advisory proceedings. Contentious cases are similar to any U.S. Court in the fact that it is between two States (parties), each state is represented by an agent or a Member of Foreign Affairs (lawyer), and there are proceedings both written and oral. The differences are that the judgment is final and there are no
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Unformatted text preview: appeals to the judgment. The other difference is that the U.S. Constitution prohibits federal courts from issuing advisory opinions. States is defined on www.icj-cij.org as States Members of the United Nations and other States which have become parties to the Statute of the Court or which have accepted its jurisdiction under certain conditions. According to ethics.oh.gov (n.d.), an advisory opinion is an interpretation of law as it applies to a set of facts provided. An advisory opinion is nonbinding and is only used for clarification on the constitutionality of ones activities. References Hague Tribunal." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2008. Encyclopedia.com. (July 10, 2010). Retrieved from http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-HagueTri.html How the Court works. (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.icj-cij.org/court/index.php?p1=1&p2=6 What is an advisory opinion? (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.ethics.ohio.gov/AdvisoryOpinion_Definition.html...
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