Meeting and Ballot
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paragraph 84 in volume 1, chapter 6, The Members of the Court

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Article 11 of the Statute provides that if after the first meeting held for the purpose of the election, one or more seats remain to be filled, a second and if necessary a third meeting shall take place.1

At the general election of 1946 difficulties arose in both the General Assembly and the Security Council over the meaning of this provision, and at one time there was thought of requesting an advisory opinion about it. However, agreement was reached and is embodied …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Meeting and Ballot”, 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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