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paragraph 173 in volume 2, chapter 10, Qualification to be a Party in a Case: Jurisdiction Ratione Personae

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The Statute contains no provision by which an individual, whether a natural or a juridical person, may be given access to the Court as a party in a case before the Court or as a non-party intervener.1 Nor does the practice of the Court envisage the legal representatives of an individual appearing at the bar of the Court, holding a watching brief, receiving copies of the pleadings, and being allowed - perhaps as amicus curiae - to present his or her own case.2

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Individuals”, 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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