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The Court commemorates the 75th anniversary of its inaugural sitting

19 April 2021

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today commemorated the 75th anniversary of its inaugural sitting, which took place on 18 April 1946 in the Great Hall of Justice of the Peace Palace in The Hague. [...] The Court was set up in the aftermath of the Second World War as the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. [...] The first Members of the Court were elected on 6 February 1946 at the First Session of the General Assembly and the Court held its inaugural sitting at the Peace Palace, The Hague, on 18 April 1946. [...] On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Court, the President of the Court, Judge Joan E. [...] The seat of the Court is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands).

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