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Part VI Enforcing the Convention Through the United Nations, 21 The Scope Ratione Personae of the Compulsory Jurisdiction of the ICJ

Robert Kolb, Sandra Kräehenmann

From: The UN Genocide Convention: A Commentary

Edited By: Paola Gaeta

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 March 2024

Advisory opinions — State succession — Treaties, reservations and declarations
The jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (‘ICJ’ or ‘the Court’) to hear disputes under a compromissory clause is limited to the parties having ratified or acceded1 (to) the treaty which contains that clause. The treaty must be in force and the compromissory clause must not be stymied by a reservation excluding the competence of the Court. Hence, the competence of the Court under the compromissory clause is purely inter partes: it is a web of jurisdiction for all the parties having subjected themselves to the treaty and to the clause. Furthermore, the...
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