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Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the Permanent Court of International Justice

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This series contains summaries of judgments, advisory opinions and orders of a substantive nature issued by the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. The present volume includes summaries of all the judgments, advisory opinions and orders issued by the Permanent Court of International Justice, the predecessor of the International Court of Justice. From 1922 to 1946, the Permanent Court dealt with 29 contentious cases and delivered 27 advisory opinions, thus participating in the settlement of numerous international disputes and contributing to the development of international law. The decisions summarized in the present volume have played and continue to play an important role in understanding the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice.

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Foreword

This publication contains summaries of judgments, advisory opinions and orders of the Permanent Court of International Justice. It has been prepared by the Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs, in the framework of the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law. The publication includes the text of the summaries of the judgments, advisory opinions and orders, as published in the Permanent Court’s annual reports, as well as summaries of the observations and opinions by Judges, as prepared by the Codification Division. While the annual reports of the Permanent Court were published in French and English (its two official languages), the present publication is made available in all the official languages of the United Nations, thus aiming at increasing public awareness of the work of the Permanent Court and facilitating access to its jurisprudence.

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