Emergency Special Session
(634 words)

paragraph 61A in volume 1, chapter 5, Advisory Opinions

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The decision of the Tenth Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly to request the advisory opinion on the Construction of a Wall raised the issue of whether that type of session, convened under particular circumstances, may request an advisory opinion.

The General Assembly convenes in one of three types of session, a regular annual session required by Article 20 of the Charter. That provision also allows the General Assembly to meet in special sessions as occasion…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Emergency Special Session”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 20 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-5992_rose_COM_0061A>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001



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