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V Questions of Procedure, 1990–2011, Introduction (2011)

From: The Law and Procedure of the International Court of Justice: Fifty Years of Jurisprudence Volume II

Hugh Thirlway

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 March 2023

Procedure, by definition, is no more than a way of getting somewhere; and in the sphere of international judicial action, the destination (the decision) is usually of more interest to jurists than the anfractuosities of the route (the procedural incidents).1 This observation notwithstanding, this study would be incomplete if it did not cover the procedural aspects of the Court’s jurisprudence, in the same way as Sir Gerald Fitzmaurice did in the series of articles he published in this Year Book between 1950 and 1959. If a further self-citation may be permitted,...
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