The Language of Written Pleadings
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paragraph 309 in volume 3, chapter 20, The Written Proceedings and Related Matters

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Article 39 of the

Statute was revised in 1945.1 It provides:

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The official languages of the Court shall be French and English. If the parties agree that the case shall be conducted in French, the judgment shall be delivered in French. If the parties agree that the case shall be conducted in English, the judgment shall be delivered in English.
2.
In the absence of agreement as to which language shall be employed, each party may, in the pleadings, use the language which …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Language of Written Pleadings”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 20 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-5992_rose_COM_0309>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001



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