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paragraph 275 in volume 3, chapter 17, The Bench

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Under Article 30 of the Statute of the Permanent Court, that Court was empowered to appoint assessors only in connection with proceedings held before the special Chambers. In 1945 the Statute was revised and Article 30, paragraph 2, now empowers the Court to provide in its Rules for assessors to sit with the Court or with any of its Chambers, without the right to vote.1 By Article 9 of the Rules, the right to appoint assessors to sit with the Court without the right to vote is given to the Court acting proprio motu or on a request…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Assessors”, 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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