- Advisory opinions — Judgments — International courts and tribunals, procedure
This chapter details the form, content, and preparations of Court decisions. The decisions discussed therein may be judgments or advisory opinions; although in many respects, as regards their form and the process of their preparation, these do not differ. The Court also embodies its decisions for certain purposes in what are termed ‘Orders’: for the most part these are directed to comparatively minor matters, such as the fixing and prolongation of time-limits, although it also applies to a few special cases as is further elaborated. The chapter then proceeds to examine the theoretical concept of non liquet , the name given to a decision not to decide, before turning to a discussion on the deliberations of the Court and the drafting of a decision. Finally, the chapter presents some stipulations on the adoption of a decision by voting.