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paragraph 163 in volume 2, chapter 10, Qualification to be a Party in a Case: Jurisdiction Ratione Personae

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This chapter addresses the primary element in the Court’s jurisdiction to determine any case, the Court’s personal jurisdiction. The Court’s jurisdiction ratione materiae follows from the interpretation and application of the title of jurisdiction in relation to the dispute before the Court. There are two distinct conditions for jurisdiction ratione personae. The first is that only States have access to the Court in a contentious case, in …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Introductory”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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