The Deliberation
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paragraph 369 in volume 3, chapter 27, The Decision

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The Registry has furnished the following description of what occurs when the Court retires to deliberate on a judgment or advisory opinion (the process is accelerated for orders):

Once the public hearings are over, Members of the Court have a short time in which to study the arguments of the parties, following which there is a brief exchange of their preliminary views. The President outlines in writing to Members of the Court the issues that in his opinion will re…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Deliberation”, 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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