The Special Function of the President
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paragraph 341 in volume 3, chapter 24, Provisional Measures of Protection

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In addition to the duties of the President of the Court regarding the immediate convocation of the Court and the fixing of the date for the hearing, Article 74, paragraph 4, of the Rules confers a special power which can only be exercised by the president of the bench. It empowers the President of the bench, pending the meeting of the Court, to call upon the parties to act in such a way as will enable any order that …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Special Function of the President”, 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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