Further confirmation of the Court’s reading of Article XXXI 6 is to be found in the travaux préparatoires. In this case these must of course be resorted to only with caution, as not all the stages of the drafting of the texts at the Bogotá Conference were the subject of detailed records. The proceedings of the Conference were however published, in accordance with Article 47 of the Regulations of the Conference, in Spanish, and certain recorded discussions of Committee III of the Conference throw light particularly upon the contemporary conception of’ the relationship between Article XXXI and declarations under Article 36 of the Statute.
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