The Court and the Secretariat
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paragraph 29A in volume 1, chapter 3, The Political and the Institutional Role of the Court

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Although the International Court is a principal organ of the United Nations on a par with the other principal organs, there is a difference in so far as concerns its relations with the Secretariat and the staff, the Secretariat also being a principal organ. By Article 97, the Secretariat consists of a Secretary-General and such staff as the Organization may require. By Article 98, the Secretary-General s…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Court and the Secretariat”, 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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