Facts in Advisory Cases
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paragraph 243A in volume 2, chapter 15, Advisory Jurisdiction

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For a long time it was an open question whether, in exercise of the advisory jurisdiction, the Court could answer a legal question directed exclusively to the establishment of facts, as opposed to the interpretation of facts. There were several reasons for these doubts. For example, the judicial function certainly extends to the establishment of facts, and for certain aspects of contentious cases, it is obligatory for the Court to establish the facts…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Facts in Advisory Cases”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 27 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-5992_rose_COM_0243A>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001



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