International Court of Justice

International Court of Justice

noun
the chief judicial agency of the United Nations, established in 1945 to decide disputes arising between nations.

Origin:
1905–10

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International Court of Justice
 
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Also called: World Court a court established in the Hague to settle disputes brought by nations that are parties to the Statute of the Court

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International Court of Justice definition


A division of the United Nations that settles legal disputes submitted to it by member nations. The International Court of Justice, also called the World Court, meets in The Hague, The Netherlands.

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