Experts of the Parties
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paragraph 283 in volume 3, chapter 18, The Representation of the Parties

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Article 43 (5) of the Statute also entitles the parties to include in their delegations experts and technical and other advisers, and these, too, are permitted to make explanations to the Court.1 The inclusion of experts is a common feature of the composition of the delegations. The distinction between counsel and expert is not always easily drawn, but it seems that the former term is normally applicable to those members of the delegation with legal…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Experts of the Parties”, 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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