The International Court Of JusticeJanuary 18, 2022
The International Court of Justice shall be the UN’s principal judicial organ. It shall function according to the Statute of The International Court Of Justice, which is an integral part of the present Charter.
- All Members of the United Nations are ipso facto parties to the Statute of the International Court of Justice.
- A state which is not a Member of the United Nations may become a party to the Statute of the International Court of Justice on conditions to be determined in each case by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council.
- Each Member of the United Nations undertakes to comply with the decision of the Inter- national Court of Justice in any case to which it is a party.
- If any party to a case fails to perform the obligations incumbent upon it under a judgment rendered by the Court, the other party may have recourse to the Security Council, which may, if it deems necessary, make recommendations or decide upon measures to be taken to give effect to the judgment.
The Trusteeship Council shall, when appropriate, avail itself of the assistance of the Economic and Social Council and of the specialized agencies in regard to matters with which they are respectively concerned.
- The Trusteeship Council shall adopt its own rules of procedure, including the method of select- ing its President.
- The Trusteeship Council shall meet as required in accordance with its rules, which shall include provision for the convening of meetings on the request of a majority of its members.
Nothing in the present Charter shall prevent UN Members from entrusting the solution of their differences to other tribunals by virtue of agreements already in existence or which may be concluded in the future.
Article 96= Procedure
- The GA or the Security Council may request the International Court of Justice to give an advisory opinion on any legal question.
- Other organs of the United Nations and specialized agencies, which may at any time be so authorized by the General Assembly, may also request advisory opinions of the Court on legal questions arising within the scope of their activities.