The Lex Specialis of the System of Compulsory Jurisdiction
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paragraph 212 in volume 2, chapter 12, The Compulsory Jurisdiction (Optional Clause)

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The preceding analysis of Article 36, paragraphs 2, and the application in practice of the compulsory jurisdiction, make it possible to give further precision to the nature of the legal transaction that takes place when a State accepts the compulsory jurisdiction. The question which arises is how far the transaction is governed by the general law of international treaties in respect of those aspects which a…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Lex Specialis of the System of Compulsory Jurisdiction”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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