Jurisdiction and Competence
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paragraph 148 in volume 2, chapter 9, Jurisdiction and Admissibility: General Concepts

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Much of the Court’s judicial work concerns questions of its jurisdiction to entertain the case before it or the admissibility of the claim, questions that can arise both in the form of preliminary objections and in that of pleas in bar, as is discussed in chapter 13. The Court has explained that the function of a decision of the Court on its jurisdiction in a particular case is solely to determine whether or not the Court may entertai…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Jurisdiction and Competence”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 18 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-5992_rose_COM_0148>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001



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