Attendance of Members of the Court and the Quorum
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paragraph 95 in volume 1, chapter 6, The Members of the Court

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Two provisions of the Statute ensure that States bringing their disputes before the Court have the dispute determined by the largest available number of members of the Court. By Article 23 of the Statute, the Court shall remain in permanent session except during the judicial vacations.1 Its members are entitled to periodic leave under conditions fixed by the Court. Above all,

Members of the Court shall be bound, unless they are on leave or prevented from attending by illness or other ser…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Attendance of Members of the Court and the Quorum”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 19 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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