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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Special Reference to the International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Juan José Quintana

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 September 2022

International courts and tribunals, procedure — Judicial decisions

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 ‘Special reference to the Court’ or ‘Renvoi spécial devant la Cour’ is the term used in Article 87 of the current Rules of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) (‘Court’) (‘Rules’) in order to refer to a situation—not featured in the Court’s Statute (Statute of the International Court of Justice) (‘ICJ Statute’)—in which a decision taken by another international body is brought to the Court or ‘appealed’ before it (Appellate Jurisdiction: International Court of Justice (ICJ)). For present purposes, cases of this type may conveniently be labeled ‘appellate...
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