The Statute: Article 36, Paragraphs 2 and 3
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paragraph 191 in volume 2, chapter 12, The Compulsory Jurisdiction (Optional Clause)

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Even though in principle Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute has been retained in its earlier form, interesting drafting changes were made in 1945. For purposes of comparison, the two versions of the Statute are set out side by side:

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The Members of the League of Nations and the States mentioned in the Annex to the Covenant may, either when signing or ratifying the protocol to which the present Statute is adjoined, or …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Statute: Article 36, Paragraphs 2 and 3”, 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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