Contracts between Private Concerns
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paragraph 401 in volume 3, chapter 29, The Court’s Extrajudicial Function

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Quite early in its history the Permanent Court was approached by a Dutch firm to see if it would accept a mission to appoint the third arbitrator under a contract which that firm was negotiating with an American industrial concern - the proposed clause itself also being communicated to the Registrar. The Registrar replied that, in his opinion, though the Court, as such, might consider that the mission fell outside th…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Contracts between Private Concerns”, 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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