The Capital Punishment Cases
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paragraph 57C in volume 1, chapter 4, The Post-Adjudication Phase

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The particular feature of the three capital punishment cases that came before the International Court of Justice is that each was a consequence of criminal proceedings in the federal and the state courts of the United States of America.1 Arising out of criminal cases leading to conviction and the death sentence, they raised complex questions of compliance both with orders indicating provisional measures of protection and with following judgments on the merits. …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Capital Punishment Cases”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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