Amending the Statute
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paragraph 20 in volume 1, chapter 2, The Establishment and Constitution of the Court

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There was no provision regarding amendment in the Statute of the Permanent Court. That caused difficulties when it was desired to amend it.1 In order to avoid this ‘regrettable lacuna’ with regard to the new Court, the Washington Committee of Jurists accepted a United States proposal to add a new Article 69 to the Statute, and adapted it to Chapter XI of the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals regarding amendment of the Charter.2 The text was further revised at the San Francisco Conferenc…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Amending the Statute”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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