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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Court of Justice, Rules and Practice Directions

Abdul G Koroma

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 January 2019

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e50ab4c6-36c8-4cd3-8392-3bca56913d8b — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Registry — Practice and procedure of international organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The power of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to formulate and define the procedural rules applicable to the Court and to the parties to a dispute before it, derives from Art. 30 (1) Statute of the ICJ (‘ICJ Statute’) which provides: ‘The Court shall frame rules for carrying out its functions. In particular, it shall lay down rules of procedure’. 2 The ICJ adopted its Rules of Court (‘ICJ Rules’) for the first time in 1946. The ICJ Rules were based on the Rules of Court of the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ) (initially adopted by the PCIJ...
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