Meaning of ‘Dispute as to Jurisdiction’
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paragraph 216 in volume 2, chapter 13, Matters of Jurisdiction

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In no respect does the practice and procedure of the International Court differ more from the practice and procedure of internal tribunals, than in relation to the treatment of matters of jurisdiction.

In the practice of the International Court, the phrase ‘dispute as to … jurisdiction’ in Article 36, paragraph 6, refers to the question whether the dispute comes within the scope of the title of jurisdiction invoked or is admissible. It relates to at least three distinct matters, namely: (a) a dispute rega…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Meaning of ‘Dispute as to Jurisdiction’”, 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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