Counsel and Advocates
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paragraph 282 in volume 3, chapter 18, The Representation of the Parties

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The texts governing the working of the Court are silent concerning the qualifications required of counsel and advocates. This is a matter for each litigating State to settle for itself with due regard for the status of the Court, on a level with its own Supreme Court. To some extent the provisions about the official languages may restrict a party’s freedom of choice of counsel or advocates in oral proceedings, although…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Counsel and Advocates”, 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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