The Court and the General Assembly
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paragraph 25 in volume 1, chapter 3, The Political and the Institutional Role of the Court

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The links between the Court and the General Assembly are of three disparate kinds. The first is the general political interest that the General Assembly displays towards the general standing of the Court in international affairs. This it does following Article 10 of the Charter, empowering the General Assembly to discuss any question or any matter within the scope of the Charter or relating to the powers …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Court and the General Assembly”, 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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