Housed in the offices of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy in New York, the ICJ Project was founded in the summer of 2011 to spearhead an expansion of the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.
The impetus behind the initiative came from our Project Director, Professor Andrew Strauss of Widener University School of Law. Professor Strauss had just finished his forthcoming article entitled, Cutting the Gordian Knot: How and Why the United Nations Should Vest the International Court of Justice with Referral Jurisdiction and believed that the time was right for trying to translate the article’s proposal into a political initiative. In cooperation with the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, he established an externship for Widener Law students to come to New York to work on the project.
Student response was extremely enthusiastic and from numerous applicants Professor Strauss chose Kevin Krauss, Lucienne Pulliam and Sean Smith to be the founding externs during the summer of 2011. Lucienne, Kevin, and Sean spent the summer helping to establish and implement a strategy for the realization of Referral Jurisdiction.
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