Special Reservations
(1,714 words)

paragraph 207 in volume 2, chapter 12, The Compulsory Jurisdiction (Optional Clause)

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Not infrequently a State, in the light of particular circumstances existing when it makes the declaration, has in mind considerations requiring it to make reservations not of a type envisaged in Article 36 of the Statute or in general practice. For example: most of the countries of the British Commonwealth of Nations have excluded disputes with the Government of any other member of that Commonwealth.1 The permissibility of this reservation was challenged by the applican…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Special Reservations”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-5992_rose_COM_0207>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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