Representatives in Advisory Cases
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paragraph 285 in volume 3, chapter 18, The Representation of the Parties

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The same principles apply to the representation of States in advisory proceedings. However, the official representative of a State is not designated ‘Agent’ but simply ‘representative’ or ‘Head of delegation’. There is no instance of the representatives of a State taking part in the oral proceedings in an advisory case being designated ‘agent’, not even when the Court, in accordance with Article 68 of the Statute, has …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Representatives in Advisory Cases”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 18 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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