Submission of Evidence by a Third State
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paragraph 327 in volume 3, chapter 21, The Oral Proceedings

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The issue of action by a third State in relation to pending proceedings in which that State is not participating and in regard to which it is not requesting permission to intervene, arose in the first contentious case to come before the present Court. This unsuspected problem came to light when that third State was impugned in the pleadings. That State might have had some concern with the case but was not taking any formal steps …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Submission of Evidence by a Third State”, 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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