Declarations Made before 1945: Statute, Article 36 (5)
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paragraph 196 in volume 2, chapter 12, The Compulsory Jurisdiction (Optional Clause)

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As soon as the possibility of terminating the Permanent Court became apparent, before the San Francisco Conference, consideration of the future of declarations accepting the compulsory jurisdiction of that Court began.1 A Subcommittee of the Washington Committee of Jurists drew attention to the necessity of making provision for continuing acceptances in force for the purposes of the new Statute.2 At the San Francisco Conference, Subcommittee IV/1/A noticed the pro…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Declarations Made before 1945: Statute, Article 36 (5)”, 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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