The International Court of Justice-the only truly worldwide tribunal- was ceated by the original Charter of the United Nations and operates under its own statute. Its jurisdiction extends to all countries of the world regardless of whether they are members of the United Nations and considers only issues submitted to it by parties in dispute. The decisions issued by the Court are based on general principles of international law, international conventions, and international custom. The Court first publishes its decisions in advance-sheet form, then later in an annual bound volume with an index. The set should be found in any serious international law collection!