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date: 20 February 2020

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Registries and Legal Secretariats (RLS) play a critical role in inspiring trust in judicial institutions. This chapter assesses this trust-building role. It begins with an overview of the workforce employed by RLS across the broad range of international courts and tribunals. It then discusses the main roles and responsibilities of RLS across the broad spectrum of international judicial institutions. Finally, it explains how registrars are selected and their tenure.

Keywords: registries, legal secretariats, international judicial institutions, selection, tenure, responsibilities

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