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The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2014Volume I$
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Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190270513

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270513.001.0001

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Introductory Note

Introductory Note

The International Court of Justice in 2013

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(p.303) Introductory Note
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The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2014
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John G. Merrills

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270513.003.0014

In 2013 the International Court of Justice decided two cases and made a number of Orders. In that year four new cases were also begun and one case was discontinued. As a result, at the beginning of 2014 there were eleven cases on the Court’s docket. In the various proceedings in 2013 the Court exhibited a high degree of consensus, which is notable since consensus has not always been conspicuous in its activity. A second point is that several contemporary cases stem from decisions made previously by the Court. These demonstrate that valuable as adjudication is, it may sometimes be necessary to return for a second time if a judgment of the Court is to have its fullest effect.

Keywords:   counter-claims, court decisions, general list, ICJ, International Court of Justice, interpretation of judgments, new cases, provisional measures

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