The Hearing
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paragraph 320 in volume 3, chapter 21, The Oral Proceedings

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The hearing is conducted in an atmosphere of impressive and dignified solemnity in the Great Hall of Justice in the Peace Palace at The Hague. The members of the Court (the bench) and the Registrar, in their judicial robes and jabots, are seated at a long table on a raised dais, the President in the centre. In accordance with Article 3 of the Rules, the other members are seated in descending order of precedence, alternately to th…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Hearing”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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