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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Chamber for Environmental Matters: International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Basile Chartier

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 July 2020

Subject(s):
Environmental disputes — Chambers

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 In principle, questions and cases brought before the International Court of Justice (‘ICJ’ or ‘Court’) are decided by the full Court (Art 25 ICJ Statute). The Statute of the ICJ (‘ICJ Statute’ or ‘Statute’) provides for different types of chambers (International Courts and Tribunals, Chambers). This includes the Chamber of Summary Procedure (Art 29 ICJ Statute), the so-called ad hoc Chambers (Art 26 (2) ICJ Statute), and Chambers ‘for dealing with particular categories of cases’ (Art 26 (1) ICJ Statute). Under the latter provision, the ICJ established the...
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