The Time for Formal Agreement
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paragraph 184 in volume 2, chapter 11, Treaties and Conventions in Force

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A distinction has to be made between the initial agreement to accept the invitation to confer jurisdiction on the Court over the case as formulated in the application, and acceptance of the jurisdiction over any specific new claim advanced in the course of the proceedings up to the closure of the hearings. In turn that acceptance of the jurisdiction depends upon whether the application itself indicates legal grounds up…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Time for Formal Agreement”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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