The Principal Organs: the Trusteeship Council
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paragraph 65 in volume 1, chapter 5, Advisory Opinions

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Unlike ECOSOC, the Trusteeship Council - which is no longer operative following the independence of and admission into the United Nations of the last of the Trusteeship territories, Palau1 - itself took no initiative for an authorization to request advisory opinions. However, the General Assembly, during its discussion in its second session on the need for greater use of the Court, considered that the Trusteeship Council ‘should be authorized’ to request opinions, in…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Principal Organs: the Trusteeship Council”, 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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