The Link of Jurisdiction
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paragraph 365 in volume 3, chapter 26, Intervention by Third States

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As the legislative history of the Rules of Court shows, and as is brought out with greater emphasis in the declarations appended to the orders in the Nuclear Tests cases, a major issue that has arisen in connection with the jurisdiction of the Court in intervention proceedings, particularly (hitherto) in cases of intervention under Article 62 of the Statute, relates to what is often called the ‘link of jurisdiction’. Since the establishment of the Pe…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Link of Jurisdiction”, 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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