The Bench: Court and Chambers: Judges Ad Hoc
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paragraph 405 in volume 3, chapter 30, Advisory Proceedings

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From the beginning the Permanent Court considered that advisory opinions should be given by the full Court (subject to Articles 16, 17 and 24 of the Statute), and not by a chamber. A provision to that effect was included first as Rule 71 of the Rules of Court of 1922, and finally as Rule 84, paragraph 1, of the Rules of 1936. Both those texts used the expression ‘full Court’ (la Cour en séance plénière). In the Rules of 1946, the word ‘full’ was omitted from the English version, the French remaining unchanged.1 That pr…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Bench: Court and Chambers: Judges Ad Hoc”, 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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