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International Court of Justice

Also called the ICJ. The supreme judicial body of the United Nations. It decides disputes between states and rules on questions submitted to it by various international organizations, notably the UN General Assembly. It claims global jurisdiction but this is not universally accepted. It began in 1946 and is based in the Hague. It should not be confused with the International Criminal Court.
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However, the Hague-based ICJ had rejected India's request for acquittal, release and return of Commander Jadhav.
The verdict of ICJ is also reflective of its faith in the justice system of Pakistan.
On May 18, 2017, the ICJ ordered Pakistan to halt the execution of Jadhav until a final decision was made in the proceedings.
In his speech at the 33rd Asia-Pacific Roundtable here last month, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia still felt strongly about Pulau Batu Puteh but accepted the ICJ decision.
But on February 2, 2017, the ICJ ruled that it had jurisdiction.
The ICJ's letter came after Iran filed a lawsuit against the United States illegal withdrawal from the nuclear deal and reinstating its unilateral sanctions.
Contributions by a Japanese judge to the ICJ are of critical importance as the ICJ is playing an increasingly prominent role in achieving peaceful settlement of international disputes.
ICJ is an international non-government organization composed of senior judges, attorneys, and academics dedicated to ensuring respect for international human rights standards through the law.
Following the ICJ staying Jadhav's execution, prominent Pakistani figures, including Opposition figures such as Imran Khan, have questioned the Nawaz Sharif- led government over the issue.
The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) urged Egyptian authorities to not interfere in Egyptian judiciary affairs,and to work on making the judiciary independent and a base for protecting human rights and the law, according a statement released on Wednesday.
The principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN)--the International Court of Justice (ICJ)--adjudicates interstate disputes and issues advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized UN organs and specialized agencies.