Treaties in Force: Statute, Article 36 (1)
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paragraph 174A in volume 2, chapter 11, Treaties and Conventions in Force

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Dealing with the jurisdiction of the Court generally, the Informal Inter-Allied Committee of 1944 drew attention to paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 36 of the Statute of the Permanent Court (paragraph 2 is examined in chapter 12). Paragraph 1 refers to ‘all cases’ and ‘all matters’ as objects of the Court’s jurisdiction ratione materiae. Paragraph 2 uses the expression ‘all legal disputes’. The Committee found that the relationship between these two definitions of the Court…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Treaties in Force: Statute, Article 36 (1)”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
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