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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Assessor: International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Lucas Carlos Lima

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 31 May 2023

Expert evidence — International courts and tribunals, procedure

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

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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