Agreement by Successive Acts in the Proceedings
(3,124 words)

paragraph 185 in volume 2, chapter 11, Treaties and Conventions in Force

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The second proposition is that jurisdiction may be conferred upon the Court by an informal agreement between the parties, expressed through successive acts during the proceedings. The dispute which the Court is asked to decide will be found initially in the application, which has to state both the subject of the dispute and the precise nature of the claim. This forms the basis of the invitation to the respondent, and o…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Agreement by Successive Acts in the Proceedings”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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