Accompanying Documents
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paragraph 407 in volume 3, chapter 30, Advisory Proceedings

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Article 65, paragraph 2, of the Statute requires the written request to be ‘accompanied by all documents likely to throw light upon the question’. Article 104 modifies this by requiring the documents to be transmitted with the request ‘or as soon as possible thereafter’. Experience has shown that this modification of the requirement of the Statute is not satisfactory, since the Court has developed the practice of fixing the procedure before it has received the document…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Accompanying 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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