Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015

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Methods of Instituting Proceedings
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paragraph 293 in volume 3, chapter 19, The Institution of Contentious Proceedings

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The establishment of the Permanent Court made it possible to introduce into international practice something which had not been feasible when no standing inter national court or tribunal existed, namely the introduction of proceedings by unilateral application. Article 52 of the Hague Convention No. I of 1907 requires Powers which have recourse to arbitration to sign a compromis (special agreement) in which the subject of the dispute is clearly defined. No particula…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Methods of Instituting Proceedings”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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