World Court Law and Legal Definition
The World Court was the predecessor to the Court of International Justice, which was founded by the United Nations in 1945. The World Court is the popular name of the Permanent Court of International Justice, established pursuant to Article 14 of the Covenant of the League of Nations. The protocol establishing it was adopted by the Assembly of the League in 1920 and ratified by the requisite number of states in 1921. It was dissolved in 1945.
The court was empowered to render judgments in disputes between states that were voluntarily submitted to it and to give advisory opinions in any matters referred to it by the Council or the Assembly of the League.