The Specialized Agencies and the Court
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paragraph 31 in volume 1, chapter 3, The Political and the Institutional Role of the Court

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A complicated series of texts governs the relations between the specialized agencies and the Court, and it is not easy to discern any clear pattern. This is not surprising, because of the different characteristics of each specialized agency and their tasks. For some of the specialized agencies the solution of justiciable differences may require a high degree of expert and technical knowledge on the part o…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Specialized Agencies and the Court”, 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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