by Lady Michelle-Jennifer Santos, Chief Visionary Founder & Owner
July 10, 2013 (TSR) – Marking 9 Years of the International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion “On the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory by Israel”, PLO‘s Negotiations Affairs Department issued a new fact sheet entitled “The Barrier to Peace: Israeli Annexation Wall and Settlements Despite International Opposition.”
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Opinion on the Wall and its unimplemented recommendations for the International Community are a reminder of the Culture of Impunity that has allowed Israel to be treated as a State above the Law.
The seat of the Court is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands). Of the six principal organs of the United Nations, it is the only one not located in New York (United States of America).
The Court’s role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.
The Court is composed of 15 judges, who are elected for terms of office of nine years by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council. It is assisted by a Registry, its administrative organ. Its official languages are English and French.