Oral Answers to Questions — International Court of Justice (Judgments)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd May 1955.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Reid Mr Thomas Reid , Swindon 12:00 am, 2nd May 1955

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if, in view of the fact that the United Nations Organisation Charter often indirectly favours States which disregard judgments against them for breach of international treaties or agreements, while States which abide by the decrees of the International Court are debarred from taking any action except through this Court when they win their cases, he will move to amend the Charter so that no member State of the United Nations Organisation can flout the decree of the Court with impunity.