The Invocation of a Standing Chamber
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paragraph 331 in volume 3, chapter 22, Proceedings in Chambers

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As seen (chapter 6, § I.96), Article 26 of the Statute, a heavily revised version of Article 26 of the Statute of the Permanent Court, provides for two different types of chamber, a standing or special chamber for dealing with particular categories of cases (should the Court decide to form one or more) and a chamber for dealing with a particular case (an ad hoc chamber), formed at the request of the parties.1 This has to be read with Article 29, which provides for the annual constitution of the Ch…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Invocation of a Standing Chamber”, 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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