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Eligibility to Be Member of a Delegation
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paragraph 282A in volume 3, chapter 18, The Representation of the Parties

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Article 17 prohibits any member of the Court, that is an elected member, from acting as agent, counsel, or advocate in any case.1

Although the Statute and practice say nothing about the qualifications of required of an agent, counsel or advocate, Practice Direction VII indicates what the Court would regard as an incompatibility for counsel and advocates (see n. 3 above). Practice Direction VIII is an indication of the Court’s unease at the relatively new practice of appointing as agent, counsel o…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Eligibility to Be Member of a Delegation”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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