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I General Principles and Sources of Law, Division A: General Principles, Ch.III: Relationships Between Legal Orders

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, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 August 2022

Subject(s):
Supremacy — Interpretation of judgments — Intertemporal law — Lex specialis
In the case concerning Maritime Delimitation and Territorial Questions between Qatar and Bahrain the jurisdiction of the Court was asserted on the basis of the Minutes of tripartite meetings (between the Parties and Saudi Arabia), which, it was claimed, constituted or recorded an agreement by the Parties to the unilateral submission by either of them of their dispute to the International Court. It was objected by Bahrain that its Foreign Minister, who signed the Minutes, did not consider that he was signing an instrument that would have the effect of ‘committing...
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