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Provisional Measures in International Law
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Provisional Measures in International Law: The International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Shabtai Rosenne


Provisional measures of protection, the international equivalent of an interim injunction, are assuming growing importance in international law. These measures are designed to protect the rights of the parties pending the final decision in a dispute. Since the establishment of the Permanent Court of International Justice in 1921 through its replacement by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 1945, the Court's power to indicate provisional measures has been controversial because it has been unclear whether such orders are binding. In 2001 the ICJ set that controversy at rest by deciding ... More

Keywords: provisional measures, rights, parties, dispute, International Court of Justice, binding obligations, non-compliance, sea, United Nations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199268061
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268061.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shabtai Rosenne, author
Former Ambassador of Israel to the United Nations