The Statute and Rules of Court
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paragraph 255 in volume 3, chapter 16, Elements of International Procedural Law

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The sources of conventional law governing the organization and internal administration of the Court are the integrated Charter and Statute - themselves a treaty - and in the Rules of Court made by virtue of the specific provision of Article 30 of the Statute. The validity and normative force of the Charter and Statute derive from their being the constituent instrument of an international organization, and the Co…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Statute and Rules of Court”, 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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