Evaluation
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paragraph 213 in volume 2, chapter 12, The Compulsory Jurisdiction (Optional Clause)

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The chief importance of the system of compulsory jurisdiction is psychological. It is an instrument for disseminating, among decision makers, professional diplomats and international lawyers and the public, the basic idea that the judicial settlement of international disputes is both possible and desirable. On the political plane, it makes it possible for a State that has accepted the compulsory jurisdictio…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Evaluation”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 21 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-5992_rose_COM_0213>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001



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