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Discontinuance of Preliminary Objection Proceedings
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paragraph 352 in volume 3, chapter 25, Termination of Proceedings

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The suspension of proceedings on the merits with the filing of preliminary objections does not affect the right of the applicant State to discontinue the mainline proceedings through the procedure of Article 89 of the Rules.1

Discontinuance of the preliminary objection proceedings by the party raising the objections terminates the suspension of the mainline proceedings initiated by the filing of the objections.2

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Discontinuance of Preliminary Objection Proceedings”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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