The Duration of Provisional Measures
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paragraph 345 in volume 3, chapter 24, Provisional Measures of Protection

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Unless the Court should specify otherwise when indicating provisional measures, such an order remains in force until the final decision of the Court is given.1 The Court has stressed this particularly when it has later found that it could not entertain the case. Thus, in the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. case, in its judgment declining jurisdiction it included a statement that since its 1951 order indicating provisional measures of protection had been made ‘pending its fi…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Duration of Provisional Measures”, 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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