The San Francisco Conference
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paragraph 9 in volume 1, chapter 2, The Establishment and Constitution of the Court

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The San Francisco Conference on International Organization, in session from 25 April to 26 June 1945, was convened by the United States Government on behalf of the four Sponsoring Powers ‘to prepare a charter for a general international organization for the maintenance of international peace and security, taking as the basis for its work the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals’.1 The Sponsoring Governments submitted a formal amendment to the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals to the eff…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The San Francisco Conference”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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