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The International Court of Justice: How effective is it?- Briefing for MPs on UN processes N. 9


09:00 – 10:00 (NYC time)

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) was constituted under the United Nations Charter to help nations settle disputes peacefully in accordance with international law. 

In just 60 minutes, this briefing will provide an opportunity for parliamentarians to get a sense of how the ICJ works as well as the ways in which parliaments can advocate for countries to make more frequent use of the Court. 

Leading questions:

  • What is the overall impact of the ICJ in the system of international law?
  • How difficult is it to bring a case to the Court?
  • How can the compulsory jurisdiction of the Court be made universal?
  • Should decisions of the Court be more enforceable? 


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