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<i>Forum Prorogatum</i> and the Indication of Provisional Measures in the International Court of Justice

Sienho Yee

in The Reality of International Law

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780198268376
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683510 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268376.003.0025
Forum Prorogatum and the Indication of Provisional Measures in the International Court of Justice

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This chapter examines the doctrine forum prorogatum and the evidence of provisional measures in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). It explains that forum prorogatum has been applied by the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ) and the ICJ as a flexible way of founding the jurisdiction of the Court over the merits of a dispute. It suggests that a case must first exist before the Court may proceed to consider a request for provisional measures, and that there must be prima facie evidence of jurisdiction before the Court may indicate provisional measures.

Keywords: forum prorogatum; provisional measures; ICJ; PCIJ; legal jurisdiction; legal doctrine

Chapter.  10732 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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