The Court and the United Nations
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paragraph 22 in volume 1, chapter 3, The Political and the Institutional Role of the Court

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The sponsors and founders of the United Nations understood this better. They accepted the premise that to be complete, the future international organization must have its own judicial organ. At the same time they understood that the judicial organ must be kept independent in the exercise of its substantive functions. At the San Francisco Conference there was extensive discussion over the method of achievi…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Court and the United Nations”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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