The Court as Principal Judicial Organ
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paragraph 27 in volume 1, chapter 3, The Political and the Institutional Role of the Court

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In addition to its being a principal organ, co-existing with the other principal organs established by Article 7, paragraph 1, of the Charter, the Court is also the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.1 The express language of Article 92 of the Charter, repeated in Article 1 of the Statute, confirms this. It is from that qualification of the nature of the Court that its special position in the United Nations derives and has its…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Court as Principal Judicial Organ”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 17 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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