General Treaties for the Pacific Settlement of Disputes
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paragraph 177 in volume 2, chapter 11, Treaties and Conventions in Force

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There is one universal treaty for the pacific settlement of international disputes which envisages the possibility of a reference to the Court. That is the General Act for the Pacific Settlement of Disputes, first adopted in 1928 within the framework of the League of Nations and revised in 1949 through action of the General Assembly of the United Nations.1 Several cases have been instituted in partial reliance on either the original Act of 1928 or on its 1949 revision. They include the two Nuclear Te…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “General Treaties for the Pacific Settlement of Disputes”, 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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