International Court of Justice

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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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There is, however, no international court of law capable of assessing Israel's responsibility or holding it accountable for its wrongs.
Jamie Bevan was not at the international court of law at the Hague where the head of the English broadcasting corporation could have been asked to explain exactly what "psychological warfare" was and how the Welsh-speaking population of Wales was being reduced to the same figure as there were Jewish speakers after Goebbels.
Demanding that the Sri Lankan President be tried in an international court of law, Vaiko also alleged that Rajapaksa was responsible for killings of many innocent Tamils.
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