Documents in Support
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paragraph 307 in volume 3, chapter 20, The Written Proceedings and Related Matters

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There are no technical rules of pleading as such, apart from the substantive law governing the claim itself.1 On the other hand, there are rules regarding the documents to be included in or annexed to a written pleading. Article 50 of the Rules of Court, amplifying the final phrase of Article 43, paragraph 2 of the Statute, provides:

There shall be annexed to the original of every pleading certified copies of any relevant documents adduced in support of the content…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Documents in Support”, 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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