The System of Election
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paragraph 81 in volume 1, chapter 6, The Members of the Court

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Since the relevant provisions of the Statute are virtually identical with the corresponding provisions of the Statute of the Permanent Court, it had apparently been assumed in the preparatory phase that in connection with the election of judges the organs of the United Nations would generally follow the practice of the organs of the League of Nations, although at the same time it was realized that the relationship of the General…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The System of Election”, 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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