Is the International Court of Justice the first world court

Is the International Court of Justice the first world court...

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Is the International Court of Justice the first world court? No, the Permanent Court of International Justice, commonly known as the World Court, opened in 1921. The 1940 German invasion of the Netherlands so severely limited the court's actions that it laid dormant until 1946, when it was reorganized as the International Court of Justice of the United Nations. What are the procedures of the World Court? Are they similar to any U.S. court? The World Court had a permanent panel of fifteen judges appointed to nine-year terms on hand to attend to cases. Cases disputed before the court focused on disputes between nations that agreed to argue before the court and accept its decisions. To insure that the judges weren’t biased, the court paid them a salary, forbade them from working on other government or legal projects and made sure that no more than one judge per country sat on a judicial panel. As luck would have it thou, even though the U.S. did not
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Unformatted text preview: sanction the agreement and in turn did not recognize the court, an American judge was a constant member of the court's panel of judges. These procedures are somewhat similar to the United States Supreme Court in the aspects of the judges and hearings procedures however not there of in respect to global disputes. • What is an advisory opinion? According to the dictionary, an advisory opinion is an opinion issued by a court that does not have the effect of arbitrating a specific legal case, but merely advises on the constitutionality or interpretation of a law. (American Society of International Law) Insights, December 2003). Many countries have measures in which the legislative branches may verify inquiries to the judiciary and obtain an advisory opinion. In other countries, some courts may be prohibited from issuing advisory opinions....
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course ITCO 101 taught by Professor Gugenhiem during the Spring '12 term at AIU Online.

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