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The International Court Of Justice – Monitoring Human Rights

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This chapter discusses the role of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in contributing to the monitoring of human rights, by giving an overview of the ICJ and its human rights related jurisprudence. The chapter overviews the jurisprudence of the ICJ with significance to human rights sorted under three headings of interim, judgments and advisory. Interim measures can serve to not only prevent irreparable damage to the enjoyment of rights but may also provide a status quo of a situation in order to enable a subsequent better review of the factual situation. The ICJ has had the opportunity to scrutinise human rights related cases to a much lesser extent. But some landmark decisions have nevertheless been made. The advisory opinion on the legality of nuclear weapons is renowned. The Court declared for instance that the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights was applicable also in time of war.

Keywords: human rights; International Court of Justice (ICJ)

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