The Order of Precedence of the Members of the Court
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paragraph 91 in volume 1, chapter 6, The Members of the Court

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Article 3 of the Rules of Court governs the order of precedence of the members of the Court between themselves. After the President and the Vice-President, the basic principle is that the members of the Court take precedence according to their seniority in the Court, that is according to the date on which their terms of office respectively began. Members of the Court whose terms of office begin on the same date take precedence in relation to one another according to seniority of age.1 A member of the Court who …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Order of Precedence of the Members of the Court”, 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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