The Closure of the Hearing
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paragraph 329 in volume 3, chapter 21, The Oral Proceedings

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By Article 54 of the Statute, when, subject to the control of the Court, the agents, counsel and advocates have completed their presentation of the case, the President shall declare the hearing closed. The closure of the hearing, announced in open court, is without prejudice to the right of the Court proprio motu to reopen it if it thinks it necessary. On the other hand, the parties have no further right of access to the Court, whether to submit additional written material or new argument, save to…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Closure of the Hearing”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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