International Court of Justice

James Crawford and Tom Grant

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

International Court of Justice

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This article explores what is commonly called the ‘World Court’. It examines the slow and steady growth of the global rule of law in detail, starting with the juridical experiment of the League of Nations: the Permanent Court of International Justice. It points out that the Court goes against the grain of contemporary international relations and the proliferation of actors because of Article 34 of its Statute.

Keywords: World Court; global rule of law; juridical experiment; League of Nations; Permanent Court of International Justice; international relations; Article 34; actors

Article.  10857 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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