The Court as a Principal Organ
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paragraph 24 in volume 1, chapter 3, The Political and the Institutional Role of the Court

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The fact that the Statute is in this way part of the Charter reflects what was emphasized at the San Francisco Conference, that the Court, as an organ, is an integral part of the United Nations as an Organization. The implications of this statement have to be elucidated from the general principles of the law of the United Nations regulating the relations inter se of the organs, and those of the organs individually with the whole, the Organization. In the course of it…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Court as a Principal Organ”, 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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