International Court of Justice

International Court of Justice
International Court of Justice ˌInternational ˌCourt of ˈJustice noun LAW ORGANIZATIONS
the court of law of the United Nations that decides how legal disagreements between countries should be settled. It is formed by 15 judges from different countries

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International Court of Justice UK US noun (ABBREVIATION ICJ)
LAW the most important court of law within the United Nations that is responsible for solving disagreements between the governments of different countries and giving legal advice to international organizations. The International Court of Justice is made up of 15 judges from different countries and is based in The Hague, Netherlands: »

An advisory ruling by the International Court of Justice declared the boundary illegal.


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