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Anglo-Iranian Oil Co, United Kingdom v Iran, Judgment, Jurisdiction, [1952] ICJ Rep 93, ICGJ 188 (ICJ 1952), 22nd July 1952, International Court of Justice [ICJ]



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Whether the Court had jurisdiction to hear the United Kingdom's dispute regarding Iranian interference of the operation of Anglo-Iranian Oil Co, Ltd, considering that the Iranian Declaration accepting the compulsory jurisdiction of the Court under Article 36(2) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice stated that the Court had jurisdiction only when a dispute related to the application of a treaty or convention accepted by Iran—a clause that arguably only related to treaties adopted later in time.

Keywords: International courts and tribunals, jurisdiction; International courts and tribunals, procedure; Investments; Treaties, conclusion; Treaties, interpretation; Treaties, invalidity, termination, suspension, withdrawal; Treaties, ratification; Treaties, reservations and declarations

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Subjects: Individuals and Non-state Actors ; Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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