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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Courts and Tribunals, Standing

Angela Del Vecchio

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 April 2021

Standing — Diplomatic protection — International organizations, practice and procedure

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The term ‘standing’ has been defined in many ways by writers on domestic legal procedure and is essentially synonymous with being a party to a proceeding. In particular, German and Italian legal scholars in the last century studied the concept of party in depth and long discussed the need to distinguish between party in a substantive sense, ie the party to the substantive relationship underlying the proceedings, and party in a formal sense, ie the party to the proceedings themselves. The conclusion that can be drawn from this debate is that there is no one...
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