Rules of Court 1922 to 1972
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paragraph 359 in volume 3, chapter 26, Intervention by Third States

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The Rules of Court adopted before 1978 are mainly of historical interest today, and illustrate the evolution of the Court’s thinking on the matter. The Permanent Court encountered the problem of intervention only once, in the Wimbledon case (its first contentious case). Similarly, before 1972 the present Court encountered it only once, in the Haya de la Torre case.

Provisions regarding intervention were included in the Rules of 1922 (Articles 58, 59 and 62), 1926 (Articles 58 to 6…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Rules of Court 1922 to 1972”, 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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