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1113 The Inter-America Court

Katia talks about how law is settled for some people in international court.

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bring a case to court

before bringing a case into the court, we had to work with the Commission.

Lawyers bring a case into court to seek a ruling. Notice the following:

  1. We had to file the paperwork before bringing the case to court.
  2. Bringing a case to court takes a lot of preparation.


Can any country just ignore it, ignore the ruling?

When we ignore something , that means we pay no attention to it. Notice the following:

  1. Just ignore him and he'll go away.
  2. We can't ignore the deadline.


It's two different entities, the Commission and the Court.

Here, entities are two separate parts of the legal system. Notice the following:

  1. The tax department is a separate entity from finance.
  2. It's a different entity entirely.


The Court give a sentence.

A sentence is the penalty or punishment we receive if we are found guilty of wrongdoing in a court of law. Notice the following:

  1. He received a long sentence.
  2. The two year jail sentence was shorter than expected.


It's not an obligation. You cannot force the country to do something.

An obligation is something we must do. Notice the following:

  1. The company had an obligation to pay taxes.
  2. He was under no obligation to continue with the current supplier.