The Removal from Office of a Member of the Court
(460 words)

paragraph 93 in volume 1, chapter 6, The Members of the Court

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A member of the Court cannot be dismissed by any outside authority. Article 18 of the Statute states clearly that no member of the Court can be dismissed unless, in the unanimous opinion of the other members, that member has ceased to fulfil the required conditions.1 This is completed by Article 6 of the Rules, by which:

In any case in which the application of Article 18 of the Statute is under consideration, the Member of the Court concerned shall be so informed by the President or, if the circumstances so req…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Removal from Office of a Member of the Court”, 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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