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    The ICJ statutes provide for a state party to a case, which doesn't have a judge

    The ICJ statutes provide for a state party to a case, which doesn't have a judge of its nationality on the bench, to choose a person to sit on an ad-hoc judge in that case.

    Could you please tell its meaning to me? An extract from a newspaper. Especially this par "The ICJ statutes provide for a state party to a case".

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    Re: The ICJ statutes provide for a state party to a case, which doesn't have a judge

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    The ICJ statutes provide for a state party to a case, which doesn't have a judge of its nationality on the bench, to choose a person to sit on an ad-hoc judge in that case.

    Could you please tell me its meaning​? to me? It is an extract from a newspaper. Especially This part: "The ICJ statutes provide for a state party to a case" is particularly confusing.
    The ICJ statutes = the statutes of the ICJ
    provide for = allow
    a state = a state
    party to case = which is one of the participants in a case

    Does that help?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The ICJ statutes provide for a state party to a case, which doesn't have a judge

    I don't think the state party appoints a person to sit on a judge. If the original says that, it's a typo. Does it perhaps say the person sits as a judge?
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    Re: The ICJ statutes provide for a state party to a case, which doesn't have a judge

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The ICJ statutes = the statutes of the ICJ
    provide for = allow
    a state = a state
    party to case = which is one of the participants in a case

    Does that help?
    Sorry but I couldn't understand this line "party to case = which is one of the participants in a case". "Party to a case" means one of the participants in a case.

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    Re: The ICJ statutes provide for a state party to a case, which doesn't have a judge

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In your sentence, the 'which is' is understood. ems supplied the words for you to make the sentence easier to understand.
    The ICJ statutes allow a state which is one of the participants in the case, which doesn't have a judge of its nationality on the bench, to choose a person to sit on an ad-hoc judge in that case.

    I am confused about "to a case".

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    Re: The ICJ statutes provide for a state party to a case, which doesn't have a judge

    If you are "party to" something, it means you have access to it, or are a participant in it, or are involved in some other way. It doesn't work in all contexts.
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    Re: The ICJ statutes provide for a state party to a case, which doesn't have a judge

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    The ICJ statutes allow a state which is one of the participants in the case, which doesn't have a judge of its nationality on the bench, to choose a person to sit on an ad-hoc judge in that case.
    "To sit on a judge" means that you physically sit atop the learned justice. The judge is unlikely to react well to such an action. The sentence should say "to sit as​ a judge".
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