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Aaland Islands Case

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(1920) L.N.O.J. Spec. Supp. No. 3. During the union between Sweden and Finland, the Aaland Islands formed part of the administrative division of Finland, but were ceded to...

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Abdullah El-Erian

Overview page. Subjects: International Law.

1920–1982.

Egyptian diplomat and public servant; Professor, Cairo 1943–1961; Member, I.L.C. 1957–1958 and 1962–1978; Judge, I.C.J. 1979–1981. Principal works include Condominium...

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ablegatus

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An early term, translated into envoy, signifying a diplomatic representative of a level below that of ambassador. See Satow's Guide to Diplomatic Practice (5th ed.), 84.

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absence (in voting)

Overview page. Subjects: International Law.

The absence of a State when a vote is taken in an organ of an international organization can raise problems. One authority confidently asserts that ‘[i]t would seem to be ...

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absorption

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An international organization may cease to exist through absorption by another, e.g., the International Bureau of Education was assimilated into UNESCO in 1969. See Sands and Klein,...

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abstention (in voting)

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Abstention by a State in voting in an organ of an international organization can give rise to significant legal problems. ‘At one time abstentions were apparently counted as negative votes...

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Abu Dhabi Arbitration

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Properly styled Petroleum Development (Trucial Coast) Ltd. v. Sheikh of Abu Dhabi (1951) 18 I.L.R. 144, this proceeding arose out of a dispute as to whether the contract between the ...

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abuse of flag

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‘It is [a] universally recognised rule [of customary international law] that warships of every state may seize, and bring to a port of their own for punishment, any foreign vessel ...

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Access to, or Anchorage in, the Port of Danzig, of Polish War Vessels Opinion

Overview page. Subjects: International Law.

(1931) P.C.I.J., Ser. A/B, No. 43. On 19 September 1931, the League of Nations’ Council asked the P.C.I.J. for an advisory opinion on whether the Danzig–Polish Treaty,...

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accord

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In French, accord is the equivalent of agrément (or agreement in English). The term is, however, sometimes used in English, signifying an agreement of a greater or less degree of...

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