The Specialized Agencies: World Health Organization
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paragraph 70 in volume 1, chapter 5, Advisory Opinions

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The World Health Assembly has twice requested an advisory opinion of the Court.

Following the conclusion of the Treaty of Peace between Egypt and Israel in 1979, heavy opposition to Egypt developed in the Arab world, and organs of the League of Arab States were transferred from Cairo. In this political context, the question was raised of relocating the Regional Office of the Middle Eastern Region of the WHO from Alexandria. This move was equally …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Specialized Agencies: World Health Organization”, 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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