The Permanent Court of International Justice

Its History and Landmark Cases

Edited by: C. Tofan, W. van der Wolf

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. Between 1922 and 1940, the PCIJ dealt with 29 contentious cases between States and delivered 27 advisory opinions. This book presents a brief historical overview of the work of the Court, including all landmark cases of this important predecessor of the International Court of Justice.


316 pages

Publication Date: 10/10/2011
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9789058871619

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