The Seat of the Court
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paragraph 144 in volume 1, chapter 8, Finance and Administration

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Article 22, paragraph 1, of the Statute provides that the seat of the Court shall be established at The Hague, but that this shall not prevent the Court from sitting and exercising its functions elsewhere whenever the Court considers desirable.1 The Preparatory Commission drew attention to the necessity for securing the use of premises at The Hague for the Court as soon as possible. It could not, at that time, refer specially to the premises at the Peace Palace, …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Seat 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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