‘Any Legal Question’
(2,161 words)

paragraph 244 in volume 2, chapter 15, Advisory Jurisdiction

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The decision of the requesting organ to avail itself of Article 96 of the Charter and to adopt a request for an advisory opinion, itself a political decision, carries an implication that the requesting organ regards the question as a legal one, to which it desires a legal answer produced by application of the judicial techniques of the Court’s advisory jurisdiction. However, as seen that determination of the characteristic of the question is not binding on t…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “‘Any Legal Question’”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-5992_rose_COM_0244>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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