The Specialized Agencies: the International Maritime Organization
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paragraph 72 in volume 1, chapter 5, Advisory Opinions

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The International Maritime Organization (formerly the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization), at the first session of its Assembly in 1959, unanimously requested the opinion on the Constitution of the Maritime Safety Committee (original proposal by Liberia).1

On receipt of the opinion, the Secretary-General of IMCO first transmitted it officially to the Council of the Organization which, in turn, decided to place the matter on the agenda of the Second A…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Specialized Agencies: the International Maritime Organization”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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