The Views of the Court
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paragraph 40 in volume 1, chapter 4, The Post-Adjudication Phase

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While the Court has not yet had occasion to pronounce itself squarely on this issue, there are several indications that it holds a similar view. As a matter of law, the Court will presume that a State will observe its treaty obligations.1 This presumption is obviously wide enough to extend to the obligation contained in the Covenant or in the Charter relating to compliance with its decisions, in addition to that contained in the Statute concerning the binding force…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Views of the Court”, 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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