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Local D.C. Criminal Courts & World Court

C. Additionally, there are in the District of Columbia Court System (a) a Juvenile Court and (b) a Drug Court, each of which is under the general jurisdiction of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (˘Superior Court of the District of Columbia÷ 1; Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press 1; National Association of Drug Court Professionals 1).

Decisions rendered by the Juvenile Court and the Drug Court in the District of Columbia may be appealed to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Decisions rendered by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia may be appealed to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (1), which is a completely different court from the Federal Appeals Court, District of Columbia. Decisions rendered by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals may be appealed to the Federal Appeals Court, District of Columbia.

The World Court (International Court of Justice)

The International Court of Justice is the legal arm of the United Nations, although the Court was established as a part of the League of Nations prior to the creation of the United Nations. The authority of the World Court as an arm of the United Nations derives from the Statute of the International Court of Justice (Articles 1-70) enacted by the United Nations General Assembly, which created the present World Court as the successor to the earlier Court.

The International Court of Justice consists of 15

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