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Special Allowance of President and Vice-President
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paragraph 126 in volume 1, chapter 8, Finance and Administration

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Article 32, paragraph 2, of the Statute provides that the President shall receive a special annual allowance, and the Vice-President a special allowance for every day on which he or she acts as President. These allowances are to be fixed by the General Assembly. They may not be decreased during the term of office, they are free of all taxation, and are not pensionable.

In 1946 the special allowance of the President was fixed at 15,000 florins, and that of the Vice-President at 100 florin…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Special Allowance of President and Vice-President”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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