The Language of Oral Proceedings
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paragraph 322 in volume 3, chapter 21, The Oral Proceedings

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Within the framework of the general rules about languages (see chapter 20, § III.309), additional rules relate to the languages employed in oral proceedings. Article 70 of the Rules provides a code on the matter:1

In the absence of any decision to the contrary by the Court, all speeches and statements made and evidence given at the hearing in one of the official languages of the Court [Statute, Article 39] shall be interpreted into the other official language. I…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Language of Oral Proceedings”, 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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