The Court and the Security Council
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paragraph 26 in volume 1, chapter 3, The Political and the Institutional Role of the Court

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The relations between the Court and the Security Council are of quite a different order, since both organs, alone of all the organs of the United Nations, can adopt binding decisions. Consequently difficult and more delicate issues of competence arise when both organs are seised of a dispute arising out of a single set of circumstances or a single incident, particularly when that dispute endangers the maintenance of international peace and security.1 There is no provision in…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Court and the Security Council”, 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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