Members of the United Nations
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paragraph 164 in volume 2, chapter 10, Qualification to be a Party in a Case: Jurisdiction Ratione Personae

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By Article 93, paragraph 1, of the Charter, all members of the United Nations are ipso facto parties to the Statute of the Court. That was one of the major innovations on which the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals insisted and which was introduced at the San Francisco Conference (see chapter 2, § I.7). Members of the United Nations fall into two categories: original members under Article 3 of the Charter, and new members under Article 4.1

The qualifications required under…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Members of the United Nations”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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