Treaties Concluded before 1945: Statute, Article 37
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paragraph 179 in volume 2, chapter 11, Treaties and Conventions in Force

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Between the adoption of the Covenant of the League of Nations in 1919 and the adoption of the Statute in 1920, several treaties, and above all the Peace Treaties of 1919 (of which the Covenant formed Part I), referred to the jurisdiction to be established under Article 14 of the Covenant. To deal with that situation, Article 37 was included in the Statute of the Permanent Court.1 It read: ‘When a treaty or convention in force provides for the reference of a matter to a tribunal to be…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Treaties Concluded before 1945: Statute, Article 37”, 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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