Temporal Limitations
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paragraph 204 in volume 2, chapter 12, The Compulsory Jurisdiction (Optional Clause)

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The law regarding temporal reservations on the scope of the obligation to accept the jurisdiction of the Court, has developed mainly in connection with an exclusion date in declarations, although no reason in principle exists why the same case law (provided it is not confused with the question of reciprocity) should not be applied to similar limitations appearing in treaties. The Barcelona Traction (New Application) and the Certain Property cases provide instances of this. …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Temporal Limitations”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-5992_rose_COM_0204>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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