Ad Hoc Chambers
(2,324 words)

paragraph 264 in volume 3, chapter 17, The Bench

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The facility for recourse to an ad hoc chamber provided by Article 26, paragraph 2, of the Statute had lain dormant and States had not shown much interest in the possibility which that provision offers. However, the debate in the General Assembly on the role of the Court in the period 1970-19741 indicated that States might be more ready to avail themselves of this facility if they could have some assurance that their views as to the members of the Court who would form such a chamber would be ta…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Ad Hoc Chambers”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 17 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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