General Concepts
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paragraph 243 in volume 2, chapter 15, Advisory Jurisdiction

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The Court’s jurisdiction to give advisory opinions - based on principles quite different from its contentious jurisdiction - is set out in Article 65, paragraph 1, of the Statute. This is parallel to Article 96 of the Charter, which prescribes the organs of the United Nations and of the specialized agencies which are authorized to request advisory opinions.1 Article 65, paragraph 1, reads:

1. The Court may give an advisory opinion on any legal question at the request of whatever body may b…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “General Concepts”, 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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