The Termination of the Existence of a State
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paragraph 167A in volume 2, chapter 10, Qualification to be a Party in a Case: Jurisdiction Ratione Personae

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Obviously, if a State a member of the United Nations should cease to exist as a State (within the United Nations definition of a State), that entity is no longer a party to the Statute. The termination of a State’s existence is in the nature of things a consequence of a major international development, and difficult legal questions arise, whether or not the former State was involved in any…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Termination of the Existence of a State”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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