Agreement of the Parties to Defer Objections
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paragraph 226 in volume 2, chapter 13, Matters of Jurisdiction

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In the Norwegian Loans case, the respondent raised a series of objections. In accordance with the usual practice, the proceedings on the merits were suspended pending the disposal of the objections. In its observations on the objections, the applicant requested the Court to join the objections to the merits, and the respondent agreed to this. In an order the Court accordingly found that there was no impediment to taking into acco…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Agreement of the Parties to Defer Objections”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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