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This term ‘has acquired popularity with politicians as well as with lawyers. It is, however, used ambiguously to designate the suitability of a dispute for settlement, both as to law ... ...

Permanent Court of International Justice

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David S. Patterson

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

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...of the League of Nations. Interest in a world court to handle legal issues nonetheless persisted. Article 14 of the Covenant of the League of Nations authorized the League Council to formulate plans for a Permanent Court of International Justice, and Article 13 defined the “justiciable” questions that could be brought before it. The U.S. Senate rejected membership in the league, but Elihu Root ( 1845–1937 ), the most prominent American promoter of a world court, served on the Advisory Committee of Jurists ( 1920 ) that designed the details for the new court...