The Authenticity of Documents
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paragraph 307A in volume 3, chapter 20, The Written Proceedings and Related Matters

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It is rare for a party to challenge the authenticity of a document or the accuracy of a translation of a document produced by the other party. An instance of a challenge to the authenticity of a document duly filed occurred in the Arbitral Award of the King of Spain case. After counsel had drawn attention to the discrepancy, the document and all contentions based on it were withdrawn.1 In the Continental Shelf (Libya/Malta) case, cross-examination of an expert witness established…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Authenticity of Documents”, 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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