Resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly
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paragraph 379 in volume 3, chapter 27, The Decision

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The discussions in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly between 1970 and 1974 on the role of the International Court (chapter 3, § I.25) brought out suggestions for including resolutions of the General Assembly among the elements of law which the Court should apply. The report of the Sixth Committee on its debate on this item in 1971 contains the following paragraph:

With regard to the sources of international law as applied by the Court, as enumerated in Article 38, paragraph 1, of the Stat…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly”, 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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