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

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Elections to Fill Occasional Vacancies
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paragraph 86 in volume 1, chapter 6, The Members of the Court

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By Article 14 of the Statute, vacancies shall be filled by the same method as that laid down for the first election.1 This is apparently a drafting error. Neither the present Statute, nor that of the Permanent Court, contains special provisions for the ‘first election’. In the present Court, the first election related to all the members of the Court and was organized by the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations.2 For elections to fill occasional vacancies this is subject to the provision tha…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Elections to Fill Occasional Vacancies”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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