The Non-Party Intervener
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paragraph 366 in volume 3, chapter 26, Intervention by Third States

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The Chamber decided to admit Nicaragua as a non-party intervener for the Gulf of Fonseca part of the case, thus opening a new perspective on intervention under Article 62. It had to explain how this non-party intervention would be applied in the particular case.

In its judgment on the application for permission to intervene, the Chamber first described the difficulties which followed from the differences between the principal parties regarding the interpretation of …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Non-Party Intervener”, 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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