Judicial Interpretation
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paragraph 16 in volume 1, chapter 2, The Establishment and Constitution of the Court

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Judicial interpretation of the Charter (Chapter XIV) and Statute presents quite a contrast, for in the course of over ninety years of judicial experience it has acquired the merits of system, relative clarity and relative consistency. Moreover, it was not overtly impeded by the Cold War.1 The starting point is found in the Court’s conception of its role, namely: as a judicial organ to declare the law and in that way to settle the dispute or to answer a …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Judicial Interpretation”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-5992_rose_COM_0016>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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