Correction of Errors
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paragraph 383 in volume 3, chapter 27, The Decision

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The Court has given the following account of its power to correct errors in a judgment:

The Court does of course have the power to correct, in one of its judgments, any mistakes which might be described as “erreurs matérielles” [usually used for a “technical error” such as a typographical misprint or an error in calculation - ed.]. That power would not normally be exercised by way of a judgment, since the very nature of the correction of such an error …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Correction of Errors”, 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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