Given the very clear and limited role that states created for judicial settlement in the United Nations Charter, a serious attempt to expand the International Court of Justice’s jurisdiction would inevitably involve an amendment of the Charter itself. In light of the hostility that all but a few states have shown with regard to compulsory adjudication, such an effort would be doomed to failure.
Compulsory Adjudication in International Law: The Past, The Present, and Prospects for the Future,
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