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27 The Decision

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Every decision of the Court, judicial and administrative, requires a quorum of nine elected members of the Court and a simple majority of judges present. All the Court's decisions are published in English and French. The pages are numbered identically and the first line of each numbered paragraph is parallel. The production in hard copy in both languages of the Court's judicial pronouncements came under criticism from the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) in 1986. The introductory formula of the operative clause performs the essential function of linking the operative clause to all that precedes, the summary of the proceedings, the submissions, the statement of the facts and the reasons in point of law. The importance of formulation comes into evidence in connection with compliance with the judgment, including the possibility of further judicial proceedings in interpretation and possible revision of the judgment.

Keywords: administrative decision; International Court; judicial decision; United Nations Joint Inspection Unit (JIU)



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