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UN’s top court, a source of ‘authoritative’ advice

Thursday saw five new judges elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at UN Headquarters in New York, a reminder of its central role as the principal judicial organ for the world body. In addition to disputes brought before the “world court”, intergovernmental bodies can also submit petitions seeking advice on key issues.
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International Court of Justice underpins trust in world’s legal order, says top official

On Friday, Judge Leonardo Brant was elected to serve on the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principle judicial organ of the UN, which settles legal disputes between Member States.

The Brazilian jurist joins a bench of 15 eminent justices from around the world, who hear cases that can often take years to work their way through the system, with profound consequences for not only the countries involved, but entire regions.