Is There Such a Thing as Intervention as a Party In The ICJ Procedure?

Referring to the question as to whether there is such a thing as intervention as a party, this paper will: 1) analyze the status of the intervening state and its procedural rights under the International Court of Justice (hereinafter the “ICJ”) Statute and the Rules of Court; 2) consider the position of the ICJ with regard to the status of the intervening state elaborated in the case law; 3) discuss the conditions for intervention; and 4) touch on the issue of correlation between intervention and the principle of a sound administration of justice.  Having done this analysis, the author concludes that there are many reasons which lead to the negative answer to the question imposed in the title of the article. No, there is no such a thing as intervention as a party.

 

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