Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015

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The Washington Committee of Jurists
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paragraph 8 in volume 1, chapter 2, The Establishment and Constitution of the Court

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Accordingly, on 24 March 1945 the Government of the United States of America, acting on its own behalf and on that of the other Sponsoring Powers, issued invitations to the other United Nations to send representatives to a Committee of Jurists to meet at Washington on 9 April 1945 in order to prepare a draft of the Statute. Forty-four States attended this meeting, which elected Mr. Hackworth of the United States as Chairman and Professor Basdevant of France as Rapporteur.1 The Permanent …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Washington Committee of Jurists”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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