Case Ready for Hearing
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paragraph 314 in volume 3, chapter 20, The Written Proceedings and Related Matters

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By Article 54, paragraph 1, of the Rules, upon the closure of the written proceedings, the case is ready for hearing (en état). The Court has held that when a special agreement envisages the filing of rejoinders, the date of the closure of the written proceedings cannot be finally determined so long as the possibility remains of a further round of written pleadings.1 This stage in the procedure is reached automatically on the day following the filing of the last pleading…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Case Ready for Hearing”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 17 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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