Multiple Titles of Jurisdiction
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paragraph 238 in volume 2, chapter 14, The Title of Jurisdiction

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Two situations are found: (a) the instrument instituting the proceedings purports to found the jurisdiction on more than one title; (b) in the course of the proceedings the applicant invokes a new title or titles of jurisdiction not originally mentioned in the document instituting the proceedings (see § II.239 below). It may occur that jurisdiction results or appears to result from more than one title: and there may be some incompatibility or even conflict between the diff…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Multiple Titles of Jurisdiction”, 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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