The President’s Consultations
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paragraph 301 in volume 3, chapter 20, The Written Proceedings and Related Matters

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Article 31 of the Rules of Court provides:

In every case submitted to the Court, the President [of the Bench] shall ascertain the views of the parties with regard to questions of procedure. For this purpose he shall summon [convoque] the agents of the parties to meet him as soon as possible after their appointment, and whenever necessary thereafter.

That is a slightly revised version of a provision first introduced in 1972 as Article 40, paragraph 1, which read: ‘In e…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The President’s Consultations”, 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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