The Role of Self-Help
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paragraph 47 in volume 1, chapter 4, The Post-Adjudication Phase

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It is the inevitable consequence of the absence from international practice of a ready-made set of judgment enforcement measures placed at the disposal of the judgment creditor by an external agency and deriving its powers from a superior sovereignty, that self-help supplies a practical basis for the actions of the injured judgment creditor.1 Self-help leaves to that State full liberty to take such measures as it deems fit in order to obtain satisfaction of the judgment in it…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Role of Self-Help”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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