The Obligation of Compliance
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paragraph 42 in volume 1, chapter 4, The Post-Adjudication Phase

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The original Dumbarton Oaks Proposals were silent regarding any obligation of members to comply with the decisions of the principal judicial organ of the proposed organization. Since this was not regulated in the Statute of the Permanent Court, which formed the basis of the work of the Washington Committee of Jurists, it was not considered by that body either. This state of affairs did not pass unnoticed. In their comments o…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Obligation of Compliance”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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