Representatives: Privileges and Immunities
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paragraph 286 in volume 3, chapter 18, The Representation of the Parties

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A new provision was been added in 1945 to Article 42, paragraph 3, of the Statute. This provides that the agents, counsel and advocates of parties before the Court shall enjoy privileges and immunities necessary to the independent exercise of their duties.

There was no provision in the Statute of the Permanent Court regarding the privileges and immunities of the agents, counsel and advocates (or indeed of any other person) of a party engaged in either contenti…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Representatives: Privileges and Immunities”, 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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