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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Obiter Dictum

Hugh Thirlway

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2021

Subject(s):
Advisory opinions — Concurring, dissenting, separate, joint or individual opinions — Judicial reasoning — Stare decisis

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 Hugh Thirlway (1937–2019) submitted this entry just a few weeks before his passing. Due to the high quality of the entry, only minor edits have been made by the General Editor to prepare the manuscript for publication. Special thanks are due to the author’s partner, Elisabeth Jordan, who authorized the publication of the text, ensuring this important entry would be included in MPEiPro. 2 The term obiter dictum was employed initially in municipal (principally Anglo-American) law, and is familiar to practitioners in that context, but has subsequently become a...
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