International Court of Justice, Optional Clause
- Jurisdiction — International organizations, practice and procedure
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 The term optional clause refers to Art. 36 (2)–(5) Statute of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) (‘ICJ Statute’). This provides a mechanism, which enables parties to the Statute to lodge an optional clause declaration under which, subject to a number of provisos which are described below, they recognize the jurisdiction of the ICJ as compulsory as between themselves and other parties to the Statute which have made similar declarations ( International Courts and Tribunals, Jurisdiction and Admissibility of Inter-State Applications) . As between such...