Joinder of Cases and Hearing in Common
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paragraph 302 in volume 3, chapter 20, The Written Proceedings and Related Matters

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In exercise of

its powers under Article 48 of the Statute, the Court has authority to join cases, in that way convert multiple and separate proceedings into a single proceeding.1 This is a general power, applicable both to two or more cases between the same parties and to two or more cases between different parties. It is to be distinguished from two specific types of joinder, namely: (a) in the event of doubt the joinder of a counter-claim to the mainline case (see § III.305 below); and (b) the…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Joinder of Cases and Hearing in Common”, 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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