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paragraph 94 in volume 1, chapter 6, The Members of the Court

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There is a distinction between the general incompatibilities applicable to all members of the Court, and specific grounds to make a member ineligible to sit in a particular case applicable on an individual basis to members of the Court (and to judges ad hoc), examined in chapter 17, § III.260. Articles 16 and 17 of the Statute, applicable to all members of the Court, lay down in general terms activities that are incompatible with the status of being a member of the Court.1 They give substance to the principle …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Incompatibilities”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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