ICJ / UN Security Council

"[Article 94 of the United Nations Charter] is not a directive to domestic courts.  It does not provide that the United States 'shall' or 'must' comply with an ICJ [International Court of Justice] decision, nor indicate that the Senate that ratified the U.N. Charter intended to vest ICJ decisions with immediate legal effect in domestic courts."

"The remainder of Article 94 confirms that the U.N. Charter does not contemplate the automatic enforceability of ICJ decisions in domestic courts.  Article 94(2) - the enforcement provision - provides the sole remedy for noncompliance: referral to the United Nations Security Council by an aggrieved state."