Counterclaims before the International Court of Justice by Constantine Antonopoulos

By Constantine Antonopoulos

Counterclaims, the appropriate of a nation sued via one other kingdom to deliver its personal counter-suit through the comparable trial, could provide a chance to mitigate the results of the unique swimsuit and support to unravel disputes among States that experience a couple of point. lately, counterclaims were usually awarded on the overseas court docket of Justice (ICJ).

This publication examines the counterclaims provided on the ICJ and at its predecessor, the everlasting courtroom of overseas Justice (PCIJ), in the course of its sixty five years of lifestyles. it's the first examine that focuses solely with reference to counterclaims. It analyses the evolution of the germane provisions within the PCIJ and ICJ principles of method and the perform of the courtroom, in particular in gentle of the suitable case-law of the ICJ.

This e-book is an invaluable resource of knowledge for lecturers and practitioners in overseas legislation and offers a great foundation for extra research.

Dr. Constantine Antonopoulos is an Assistant Professor of foreign legislations within the Democritus college of Thrace, Greece.

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It means, a contrario, just the opposite. : concerning claims made by citizens against States. pdf. 78 Case A/2, Request for Interpretation: Jurisdiction of the Tribunal with respect to claims by the Islamic Republic of Iran against nationals of the United States of America, Decision No DEC1A2-FT, 1 Iran-US CTR 101 (1982), 2. 24 2 The Concept of Counterclaims in International Litigation The Tribunal has also had the opportunity to discuss the issue of counterclaims in the context of inter-State claims between Iran and the USA which are regulated by Article II (2) of the Claims Settlement Declaration.

Opinion), infra Chap. 4. 61 After the dissolution of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic on 31 December 1992, the Czech Republic notified the Netherlands that it remained bound by the 1991 Treaty. V. v. The Czech Republic, Decision on Jurisdiction over the Czech Republic’s Counterclaim, 7 May 2004, 1, para 2. 62 The dispute arose in the context of the reorganization and privatisation of the former Czech and Slovak (after 1992 Czech) banking sector following the demise of the communist regime.

12, 19, 25, paras 52, 98, 139. Aldrich 1996, 110 et seq. 86 Reliance Group Inc. v. , Award No. 15-90-2, 8 December 1982, 1 Iran-US CTR 384; Aldrich 1996 111(n. 225). Also see Thomas K. Khoshravi v. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Award No. 571-146-3, 20 June 1996, 1996 WL 1171806, para 75. 87 Aldrich 1996, 111 (n. 226). 88 Id. (n. 228). ,112 (notes 230, 231). , 112 (n. 232). 3 Counterclaims in International Arbitration 27 (f) The Tribunal does not have jurisdiction over counter-claims that do not arise from the same contract, transaction or occurrence as a claim.

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