Questions to the Parties
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paragraph 321 in volume 3, chapter 21, The Oral Proceedings

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Article 61, paragraphs 2, 3 and 4, of the Rules correspond, with some minor drafting changes, to provisions appearing in the 1946 Rules, and consolidate the Court’s practice. In paragraph 4, the insertion of the reference to the time limit, which need not be limited to the formal closure of the hearings (as the 1972 version of the Rule implied) is new. The President has an absolute right to put questions to the parties, although …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Questions to the Parties”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 24 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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