Pre-Judicatory Proceedings
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paragraph 228 in volume 2, chapter 13, Matters of Jurisdiction

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There is a possible prejudicatory or threshold proceeding to determine whether the Court has been seised of a case at all. This must be kept distinct from the type of objection which contends that the Court cannot exercise its jurisdiction in the particular case because the issue has been settled elsewhere, that the case has become or is without object, sometimes termed a pre-preliminary objection. The power of the Court to de…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Pre-Judicatory Proceedings”, 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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