Procedure in the Security Council
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paragraph 83 in volume 1, chapter 6, The Members of the Court

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Article 10, paragraph 2, of the Statute deals with voting in the Security Council. It reads:

Any vote of the Security Council, whether for the election of judges or for the appointment of members of the conference envisaged in Article 12 [see § I.85 below], shall be taken without any distinction between permanent and non-permanent members of the Security Council.

Rule 40 of the Security Council Provisional Rules of Procedure provides that voting in the Security Council shall be in accorda…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Procedure in the Security Council”, 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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