Denunciation of a Declaration
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paragraph 211 in volume 2, chapter 12, The Compulsory Jurisdiction (Optional Clause)

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Questions relating to the unilateral termination of a declaration of acceptance of the compulsory jurisdiction arose towards the end of the inter-War period. They raised the issue, considered in § II.212 below, whether the law of treaties (as it then existed) governed the matter.

In 1938, after Paraguay had withdrawn from the League of Nations, it denounced an unconditional acceptance dating from 1933. This step gave rise to a series of objections by…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Denunciation of a Declaration”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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