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III Points of Substantive Law, Division B: State Sovereignty, Territory And Frontiers, Ch.IV: Territorial Disputes and the Critical Date

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: 26 November 2022

Subject(s):
International courts and tribunals, decisions — Boundaries — Sovereignty — Maritime boundaries
The conclusion reached in the previous article in this series, on the basis of the case-law of the Court up to that date, was that these terms amounted to nothing more than ‘labels, practically interchangeable, or at least lying at different positions along a spectrum so as to shade into one another, and thus usually without substantive or procedural significance’.277 This view tends to be confirmed by a superficial glance at the titles chosen by the Court for the various more recent cases before it involving territorial claims: two cases relating to ‘Sovereignty...
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