The Synthesis
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paragraph 38 in volume 1, chapter 3, The Political and the Institutional Role of the Court

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To summarize these polarized positions and their practical consequences, the general principle that the ability of the Court to deal with a specific international dispute depends on the consent of the parties to that dispute is firmly entrenched as a matter of political reality. It is doubtful, given prevailing political attitudes, that any change can be expected in the near future. In that sense the prin…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Synthesis”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 22 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-5992_rose_COM_0038>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001



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