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Statute, Article 60: the Res Judicata
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paragraph 391 in volume 3, chapter 27, The Decision

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Article 60 of the Statute provides that the judgment is final and without appeal. The finality of the judgment implies that it is the last formal step in the resolution of the dispute brought before the Court and refers the problem of the performance of the obligations of the judgment back to the parties. It expresses the aim of judicial settlement - ut sit finis litium - that the dispute is brought to an end. At the same time, as the Permanent Court pointed out in the Free Zones case, to make a judgment dependent on the c…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Statute, Article 60: the Res Judicata”, 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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