Successive Titles of Jurisdiction
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paragraph 240 in volume 2, chapter 14, The Title of Jurisdiction

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The problem of successive titles of jurisdiction, arising from the renewal of a title of jurisdiction or its deliberate replacement by another, exists with regard both to conventional titles 1 and to declarations accepting the compulsory jurisdiction. It relates to the instrument itself, and not to the obligation flowing from it. The problem has appeared with growing frequency in those declarations, and an incipient case law coupled with State practice m…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Successive Titles of Jurisdiction”, 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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