The World Court during its first four years has been called upon to deal with nineteen international cases. It has handed down six judgments and has received requests in thirteen instances for advisory opinions upon matters being handled by the Council of the League of Nations. In one case in which an advisory opinion had been asked a majority of the Court held that it was incompetent under the surrounding circumstances to render such an opinion, and in another case the request for an advisory opinion was withdrawn. Eleven advisory opinions have been rendered by the Court to date.1
Some of the advisory opinions of the Court have been of minor consequence, but others—such as the recent opinion in connection with the Mosul dispute—have been ...