Report of the International Court of Justice


The International Court of Justice recently released its report to the General Assembly for 2009-2010. This report covers contentious proceedings over the past year, including the dispute between Australia and Japan over whaling in the Antarctic.

The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. It has a dual role: to settle in accordance with international law the legal disputes submitted to it by States, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized international organs and agencies

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