1 Under Article 30 (2) Statute of the International Court of Justice (‘ICJ Statute’ or ‘Statute’) ‘[t]he Rules of the Court may provide for assessors to sit with the Court or with any of its chambers, without the right to vote’. It is not immediately clear from this provision what function assessors are supposed to perform. Since assessors are mainly the product of a common law tradition markedly developed in the legal practice of the United Kingdom (Golan, 2008, 913; Blom-Cooper, 2006, 113), by inference and analogy one is led to construe that an assessor is an...
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