The Court and Other Judicial Organs
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paragraph 28 in volume 1, chapter 3, The Political and the Institutional Role of the Court

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The fact that the Charter designates the Court as the principal judicial organ of the United Nations means that the Organization may establish other judicial organs, without impairing the Court’s status of principal judicial organ.1 The Court is not necessarily the exclusive judicial organ, even for the administration of international law, notwithstanding that it is the exclusive judicial organ established and constituted directly by the …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Court and Other Judicial Organs”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 17 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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