The Agent’s Address for Service
(510 words)

paragraph 280 in volume 3, chapter 18, The Representation of the Parties

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Article 40, paragraph 1, of the Rules requires that the agent has an address for service at the seat of the Court. All communications concerning the case are to be sent to this address, and communications addressed to the agent are considered as having been addressed to the parties themselves.

The Registry has explained the functions of the address for service at the seat of the Court as being twofold: (a) to facilitate contact between the Court and the parties; (b) more particularly to enable doc…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Agent’s Address for Service”, 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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