Comparison of Covenant and Charter
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paragraph 60 in volume 1, chapter 5, Advisory Opinions

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The San Francisco Conference dealt in some detail with the topic of advisory opinions.

The Informal Inter-Allied Committee of 1944 devoted one chapter of its report to this matter.1 One point of view would have abolished the advisory jurisdiction as something anomalous, and ‘incompatible with the true function of a court of law, which was to hear and decide disputes’. However, the majority was of opinion that it should be retained and even enlarged. It denied t…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Comparison of Covenant and Charter”, 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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