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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Translation: International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Juliana Valle Pereira Guerra

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 December 2021


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 The judges sit around an oval table in the deliberation room in the Peace Palace. Before each of them, the two versions of a draft decision they will deliberate on during this session. One version is in French, the other in English—the two official languages of the Court. This en regard bilingual version of the draft decision, with English on one side and French on the other, is read and discussed simultaneously. Such scenes are common, part of the everyday practice of the International Court of Justice (‘ICJ’ or ‘Court’) and could mistakenly lead a layperson to...
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