Resignation of a Member of the Court
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paragraph 92 in volume 1, chapter 6, The Members of the Court

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By Article 13, paragraph 4, of the Statute and Article 5, paragraph 1, of the Rules, the resignation of a member of the Court shall be addressed to the President for transmission to the Secretary-General. This last notification makes the place vacant and enables the Secretary-General to set in motion the procedure for an occasional election to fill the vacancy.1 If the President decides to resign from the Court, Article 5, paragraph 2 of the Rules requires that the President communicate …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Resignation of a Member 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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