The Request
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paragraph 75 in volume 1, chapter 5, Advisory Opinions

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Article 65, paragraph 2, of the Statute provides, inter alia, that questions upon which the advisory opinion of the Court is asked shall be laid before the Court by means of a written request containing an exact statement of the question upon which an opinion is required.1 The word question means legal question, following Article 96 of the Charter. Unlike Article 65 of the Statute of the Permanent Court, which specified in detail the requirements for the signature of the request, the …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Request”, 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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