Nature of the Practice
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paragraph 398 in volume 3, chapter 29, The Court’s Extrajudicial Function

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In addition to the Court’s primary functions of deciding contentious cases and of giving advisory opinions, the practice has developed of including in agreements a provision conferring on the Court or on its President a function connected with the constitution of arbitral or conciliation commissions and the like for dealing with matters, particularly for deciding disputes, arising out of the agreement. That function …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Nature of the Practice”, 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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