|III.||The International Court of Justice|
|4.||JUDGMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE|
Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000
(Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Belgium)
Judgment of 14 February 2002
[pp. 100-101 S.O. Bula-Bula] 2. ... My opinion is also justified by the particular duty incumbent upon me in my capacity as judge ad hoc. An opinion does not necessarily obey ridid rules. Doubtless it must not address questions which bear no relation to any part of the Judgement. Subject to this, the traditional practice would seem to be characterized by its freedom. Not only does the length of opinions sometimes exceed the Judgment itself1, but also they can be written with a variety of aims in view 2. Thus it is open to me, without carrying matters to excess, to develop my argument to a reasonaable extent.