Charter and Statute
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paragraph 23 in volume 1, chapter 3, The Political and the Institutional Role of the Court

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The first question to examine is: what are the implications of the fact that the Statute is an ‘integral part’ of the Charter? What is the relation of those two instruments to one another? Only after that has been clarified will it be possible to analyse the substance of the relationship between the Court and the organization. This is by no means a theoretical question, because on its answer depends wheth…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Charter and Statute”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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