Successive Objections
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paragraph 225 in volume 2, chapter 13, Matters of Jurisdiction

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The question whether a party may raise a series of objections in successive phases of a case, and after the original time limit laid down in Article 79, paragraph 1, of the Rules, is not regulated by the Statute or Rules of Court. Any answer to it must be qualified. In the South West Africa (Second Phase) case the Court (by the casting vote of the President) found, after studying all the written pleadings and oral arguments of the parties, that

there was one matter that appertained to the merits of the cas…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Successive Objections”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 23 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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