Parties in the Same Interest
(1,584 words)

paragraph 269 in volume 3, chapter 17, The Bench

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By Article 31, paragraph 5,of the Statute, should there be several parties in the same interest [font cause commune], they shall, for the purpose of choosing a judge ad hoc, be reckoned as one party only. Any doubt on this point shall be settled by the decision of the Court. Amplifying this, Article 36 of the Rules provides:

If the Court finds that two or more parties are in the same interest, and therefore are to be reckoned as one party only, and that there is no Member of the Court of the na…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Parties in the Same Interest”, 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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