The Composition of the Bench for a Particular Case
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paragraph 261 in volume 3, chapter 17, The Bench

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As seen in the previous section, the composition of the Court can vary from case to case and even from phase to phase in a single case. In particular the introduction in 1945 of the system of triennial partial elections to the Court has led to a new interpretation of the provisions which regulate the composition of the Court for a particular case. The principle that the collective body of judges should not change so long as the case is pending is not now applied rigi…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Composition of the Bench for a Particular Case”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 28 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-5992_rose_COM_0261>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001



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