Experts Appointed by the Court: Statute, Article 50
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paragraph 325 in volume 3, chapter 21, The Oral Proceedings

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Article 50 of the Statute provides:

The Court may, at any time, 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

This is completed by Article 67 of the Rules, reading:

If the Court considers it necessary to arrange for an enquiry or an expert opinion, it shall, after hearing the parties, issue an order to this effect, defining the subject of the enquiry or expert…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Experts Appointed by the Court: Statute, Article 50”, 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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