Suspension of Proceedings on the Merits
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paragraph 224 in volume 2, chapter 13, Matters of Jurisdiction

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In the Mavrom-matis Palestine Concessions case of 1924 the Permanent Court had suspended the proceedings on the merits before there was any rule addressing the subject. It was not until Article 62, paragraph 3, of the Rules of 1936 that this suspension was formally regulated. That paragraph established the principle that upon receipt by the Registrar of a preliminary objection the proceedings on the merits shall be suspended. This…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Suspension of Proceedings on the Merits”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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