1 Where an international forum is available to seek redress for violations of international law, disputing parties may sometimes bring a claim that manifestly lacks any legal basis or merit. These types of claims are frequently referred to as ‘frivolous’ or ‘vexatious’. Depending on the adjudicatory body and applicable legal framework, a claim may be deemed frivolous if it is patently unmeritorious on admissibility or merits grounds, or because it manifestly lacks a jurisdictional basis. 2 The filing of a frivolous claim may expose the party against whom the claim...
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