paragraph 277 in volume 3, chapter 18, The Representation of the Parties
The person appointed to represent the government in contentious litigation before the International Court is designated ‘Agent’,1 following the traditional patterns of international arbitration:
Article 42 of the Statute is the major statement of principle regarding the representation of the parties.2 It reads:
The parties shall be represented by agents.
They [the parties - in French elles] may have the assistance of counsel or advocates before the Court.
The agents, counsel, and advoc…