The Avoidance of a Deadlock
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paragraph 85 in volume 1, chapter 6, The Members of the Court

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Article 12 of the Statute deals with the problem that would arise if, after the third meeting, one or more seats still remain unfilled. Either the Security Council (deciding by absolute majority) or the General Assembly1 may request a joint conference consisting of six members, three appointed by each of the two organs, for the purpose of choosing, by the vote of an absolute majority, one name for each seat still vacant, to submit to the General Assembly and the S…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Avoidance of a Deadlock”, 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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