The Experience of the League of Nations
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paragraph 59 in volume 1, chapter 5, Advisory Opinions

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Article 14 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, which called for the establishment of the Permanent Court of International Justice, also provided that ‘The Court may … give an advisory opinion upon any dispute or question referred to it by the Council or by the Assembly’.1 Underlying that provision was the notion that the States represented for the time being in the League Council or Assembly would be entitled collectively, and acting as members of the organ in question, indire…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Experience of the League of Nations”, 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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