Statute of the Permanent Court of International Justice

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The Statute of the Permanent Court of International Justice was an international treaty concluded in Geneva on 13 December 1920 by representatives of 46 states, most of which came from the Allied Powers of the First World War. It was registered in League of Nations Treaty Series on October 8, 1921.[1] It brought the Permanent Court of International Justice into existence.

Clauses[edit]

The statute consisted of 64 articles.

Article 1 stated that the Court is established in conformity with article 14 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, and its function shall not contradict the operation of the Permanent Court of Arbitration or any other special arbitration tribunals.

Article 2 stipulated that the Court shall consist of independent judges, elected regardless of nationality.

Article 3 fixed the number of judges at 11, plus 4 deputy-judges.

Article 4 provided for election of judges by the League Assembly and Council from lists of candidates delivered by the candidates' national governments.

Ratifications[edit]

Country Signed Ratified Ratification deposited
 Albania 1920-12-16 1921-6-29 1921-7-13
 Austria 1920-12-16 1921-7-15 1921-7-23
 Belgium 1920-12-16 1921-8-17 1921-8-29
 Brazil 1920-12-16 1921-9-6 1921-11-1
 Bulgaria 1920-12-16 1921-7-29 1921-8-12
 Chile 1920-12-16 NA 1928-7-20
 China 1920-12-16 1921-9-29 1922-5-13
 Cuba 1920-12-16 1921-9-12 1922-1-12
 Denmark 1920-12-16 1921-5-19 1921-6-13
 Estonia 1920-12-16 1923-4-25 1923-5-2
 Latvia 1923-9-11
 United Kingdom 1920-12-16 1921-7-16 1921-8-4
 Spain 1920-12-16 1921-8-2 1921-8-30
 Finland 1920-12-16 1922-1-28 1922-4-6
 France 1920-12-16 1921-7-29 1921-8-7
 Greece 1920-12-16 1921-9-3 1921-10-3
 Haiti 1920-12-16 1921-8-6 1921-9-7
 Italy 1920-12-16 1921-6-12 1921-6-20
 Empire of Japan 1920-12-16 1921-4-9 1921-11-16
 Lithuania 1920-12-16 1922-2-14 1922-5-16
 Norway 1920-12-16 1921-7-28 1921-8-20
 Netherlands 1920-12-16 1921-7-20 1921-8-6
 Poland 1920-12-16 1921-8-22 1921-8-26
 Portugal 1920-12-16 1921-9-12 1921-10-8
 Romania 1920-12-16 1921-7-18 1921-8-8
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia 1920-12-16 1921-7-25 1921-8-12
 Thailand 1920-12-16 1921-8-15 1922-2-27
 Sweden 1920-12-16 1920-12-31 1921-2-21
  Switzerland 1920-12-16 1921-4-16 1921-7-25
 Czechoslovakia 1920-12-16 1921-8-29 1921-9-2
 Uruguay 1920-12-16 1921-8-24 1921-9-27
 Venezuela 1920-12-16 1921-9-7 1921-12-2
 Kingdom of Hungary 1923-8-1 1925-11-5 1925-11-20
 Dominican Republic 1924-9-30
 Ethiopia 1926-7-12 1926-7-15 1926-7-16
 Ireland NA NA 1926-8-21
 Weimar Republic 1926-12-10 1927-2-28 1927-3-11
 Guatemala 1926-12-17
 Panama 1920-12-16 NA 1929-6-14
 Nicaragua 1929-6-14
 Peru 1929-6-14 NA 1932-3-29
 United States of America 1929-12-9
 El Salvador 1920-12-16 NA 1930-8-29
 Luxembourg 1920-12-16 NA 1930-9-15
 Iran 1920-12-16 NA 1931-4-25
 Colombia 1920-12-16 NA 1932-1-6
 Paraguay 1920-12-16 NA 1933-5-11
 Bolivia 1920-12-16 NA 1936-7-7
 Argentina 1935-12-28
 Turkey 1936-3-12
 Monaco did not sign 1937-4-22 1937-5-12
 Iraq 1938-9-22
 Egypt 1939-5-20

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ League of Nations Treaty Series, vol. 6, pp. 380-413.

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