Consequences of Being a Party to the Statute
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paragraph 166 in volume 2, chapter 10, Qualification to be a Party in a Case: Jurisdiction Ratione Personae

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Parties to the Statute accept the entire jurisdiction which the Charter and the Statute establish. This includes the Court’s jurisdiction to settle disputes as to its jurisdiction (Article 36, paragraph 6), its jurisdiction to indicate provisional measures of protection in a case of which it is duly seised (Article 41), its jurisdiction under Article 53 if a party fails to appear or to defend its case, its jurisdiction in ma…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Consequences of Being a Party to the Statute”, 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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