The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, and the Statute of the Court forms an integral part of the United Nations Charter. The Court is essentially a continuation of the Permanent Court of International Justice, which operated in connection with the League of Nations. Like its predecessor, the Court is composed of fifteen judges, nominated in a manner designed to ensure impartiality and elected by the General Assembly and the Security Council voting separately upon a list of nominees.
William C. Gordon,
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