The Framework Agreement
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paragraph 178 in volume 2, chapter 11, Treaties and Conventions in Force

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The framework agreement itself, as it has developed in the present Court, originated in Latin America and has since been adopted in other parts of the world. It has developed out of difficulties in negotiating a special agreement, of which, however, it may in some respects be regarded as a particular variant. Nevertheless, it has sufficient points of difference from a special agreement in its classical form, and usually produces a procedure that diverges from the regular procedure o…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Framework Agreement”, 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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