Jurisdiction and the Seisin of the Court
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paragraph 153 in volume 2, chapter 9, Jurisdiction and Admissibility: General Concepts

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The introduction in the Statute of the Permanent Court of the possibility of the unilateral institution of proceedings by an application has, in the work of the present Court, brought out a new issue of the relation between the method of seising the Court and the Court’s jurisdiction. The Court may not be able to exercise its jurisdiction if the seising did not conform to what had been agreed between the parties. In several cases the Court has distinguished its jurisdiction to deal …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Jurisdiction and the Seisin of the Court”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 19 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-5992_rose_COM_0153>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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