The Opening of the New Court
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paragraph 12 in volume 1, chapter 2, The Establishment and Constitution of the Court

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On the very day that the League of Nations voted itself and the Permanent Court out of existence, 18 April 1946, the new Court held its solemn inaugural sitting at the Peace Palace in the presence of a distinguished gathering which included the Princess and Prince of the Netherlands, the President of the General Assembly, representatives of the Security Council and the Economic and Social Council and of the S…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Opening of the New Court”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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