Compliance with Incidental and Interlocutory Decisions
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paragraph 43 in volume 1, chapter 4, The Post-Adjudication Phase

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There is a fundamental difference between compliance with incidental and interlocutory decisions and compliance with final decisions. With one exception, the failure of a State to comply with an incidental or interlocutory decision can lead to the automatic imposition by the Court of a sanction against that State, and will only bring it disadvantage. Ostensibly the character of the disadvantages will be procedural, since the…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Compliance with Incidental and Interlocutory Decisions”, 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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