Political Interpretation
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paragraph 15 in volume 1, chapter 2, The Establishment and Constitution of the Court

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Taking the San Francisco declaration on interpretation as the point of departure, on the one hand the Court has not interpreted that statement as depriving it of the power of interpreting the Charter even though the interpretation of the Charter has political implications.1 On the other hand, it does lead to the possibility of co-equal interpretations - political by an organ other than the Court and judicial by the Court - of both the Charter and its…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Political Interpretation”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-5992_rose_COM_0015>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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