The permanent court of international justice


Its history and landmark cases
W. van der Wolf, C. Tofan (eds,)
Shipping Weight: 800 gram
Published: 12-2011
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058871626

Product Description



The establishment of the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ), the predecessor of the International Court of Justice, was provided for in the Covenant of the League of Nations. It held its inaugural sitting in 1922 and was dissolved in 1946.

The work of the PCIJ, the first permanent international tribunal with general jurisdiction, made possible the clarification of a number of aspects of international law, and contributed to its development.

Between 1922 and 1940 the PCIJ dealt with 29 contentious cases between States, and delivered 27 advisory opinions.

In this book a brief historical overview of the work of the Court is presented including all landmark cases of this important precessor of the International Court of Justice.