Counterclaims before the International Court of Justice

  • Constantine¬†Antonopoulos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 163-177

About this book


Counterclaims, the right of a State sued by another State to bring its own counter-suit in the course of the same trial, may offer an opportunity to mitigate the effects of the original suit and help to resolve disputes between States that have more than one aspect. In recent years, counterclaims have been frequently presented at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

This book examines the counterclaims presented at the ICJ and at its predecessor, the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ), during its 65 years of existence. It is the first study that focuses exclusively on the subject of counterclaims. It analyses the evolution of the germane provisions in the PCIJ and ICJ Rules of Procedure and the practice of the Court, especially in light of the relevant case-law of the ICJ.

This book is a useful source of information for academics and practitioners in International law and provides a solid basis for further research.

Dr. Constantine Antonopoulos is an Assistant Professor of International Law in the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.


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  • Constantine¬†Antonopoulos
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  1. 1., Department of LawDemocritus University of ThraceKomotiniGreece

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