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paragraph 259 in volume 3, chapter 17, The Bench

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Articles 1 to 8 of the Rules of Court constitute the first half of the major restructuring of the Rules completed in 1978. That consists in treating separately the Court as a standing institution, the fifteen members elected in accordance with Articles 2 to 15 of the Statute as described in chapter 6, and the Court as constituted for a particular case or phase of a case, the Bench. The expression The Court, used loosely, has two meanings. One is the collectivity of those fifteen elected members. The second is …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Terminology”, 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_0259>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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