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Charter Of The UN

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The Charter is not only the multilateral basis of contract for the establishment of the United Nations, but also at the same time the basic constitutional document of the Organization, in which its purposes and objectives as well as its working principles and rules of procedure are prescribed. The Charter consists of a preamble and 111 articles, which are divided into 19 chapters. The Statute of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which is designated according to Article 92 of the Charter as the main judicial body of the UN, is part of the Charter. A timeless validity can unquestionably be attributed to the purposes and principles of the UN as established in the Charter, which are prominent in the preamble and in the first chapter. They are further elaborated in the subsequent articles of the Charter.

Keywords: International Court of Justice (ICJ); International Law; UN Charter



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