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Judicial Interpretation of an Advisory Opinion
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paragraph 250 in volume 2, chapter 15, Advisory Jurisdiction

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There is nothing in Statute corresponding to Article 60 in relation to judgments, giving the Court jurisdiction in the event of a legal question arising as to the meaning or scope of an advisory opinion. If such a question should arise and the Court’s interpretation of an advisory opinion is required, this can only be obtained through a new request for an advisory opinion.1 This has occurred in connection with the opinion on the status of South West Africa.2

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Judicial Interpretation of an Advisory Opinion”, 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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