Experts Appointed by the Court
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paragraph 276 in volume 3, chapter 17, The Bench

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Article 50 of the Statute gives the Court power at any time to entrust any individual, body, bureau, commission, or other organization that it may select, with the task of carrying out an enquiry or giving an expert opinion.1 The Permanent Court, which had the same power, used it once, in the last phase of the Chorzów Factory case.2 In 1946 the corresponding provision of Article 57 of the 1936 Rules was revised. This has now been substantially reproduced as Article 67 of the Rules of 1978 with mi…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Experts Appointed by the Court”, 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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