This Comment discusses the positive aspects of consensual jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice by exploring the case that Honduras and El Salvador Voluntarily brought before a Chamber of the International Court of Justice. Part I discusses the history of the ICJ as well as the history of the dispute between Honduras and El Salvador. Part II examines the ICJ's reasoning and conclusions in the El Salvador v. Honduras case. Part III argues that this case demonstrates the advantages of a court that offers greater flexibility without sacrificing its integrity and dedication to the development of international law. This Comment concludes that states should take advantage of the increasingly accessible World Court that has demonstrated its ability to deal with complex international disputes, territorial or otherwise.
Maura A. Bleichert,
The Effectiveness of Voluntary Jurisdiction in the ICJ: El Salvador v. Honduras, A Case in Point,
16 Fordham Int'l L.J. 799
Available at: http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ilj/vol16/iss3/8