Forum Prorogatum: Early Developments
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paragraph 182 in volume 2, chapter 11, Treaties and Conventions in Force

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In the Mavrom-matis Palestine Concessions case, Greece instituted proceedings against the United Kingdom by application in virtue of a treaty or convention in force, namely the Mandate for Palestine. In the proceedings on the merits in 1925 the parties argued a point that was outside the jurisdiction established in the earlier (1924) judgment on a preliminary objection and made submissions on that point. Here the Court una…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Forum Prorogatum: Early Developments”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 18 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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