Rules of Court (1978), Articles 81 to 86
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paragraph 360 in volume 3, chapter 26, Intervention by Third States

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The Rules of Court were thoroughly revised and renumbered in 1978. Again the deliberations of the Court leading to this revision have not been published. However, some explanations and interpretations of the 1978 Rules have been made by members of the Court who took part in the work of revision as well as in formal judicial pronouncements. Accordingly the Rules must to a large extent be allowed to speak for themselves, hav…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Rules of Court (1978), Articles 81 to 86”, 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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