The Attitudes of States Towards Judicial Settlement
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paragraph 35 in volume 1, chapter 3, The Political and the Institutional Role of the Court

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In the final resort, the ability of the Court to perform its functions depends not so much on the institutionalties linking it with this or that organization or organ, or with this or that conception of the nature of its judicial task, as on the readiness of the States to make use of the Court. There is, in this respect, no real difference between a direct approach to the Court by States invoking the cont…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Attitudes of States Towards Judicial Settlement”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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