Removal from Office
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paragraph 100 in volume 1, chapter 7, The Registrar and the Registry

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In 1978 Article 29 was added to the Rules providing for the removal from office of the Registrar and the Deputy-Registrar. This can be done only if, in the opinion of two thirds of the members of the Court, that person either has become permanently incapacitated from exercising his or her functions, or has committed a serious breach of his or her duties. Before a decision is taken under this provision, the President is to inform the Registrar or the Deputy-Registrar in a writte…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Removal from Office”, 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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