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date: 14 November 2019

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This chapter begins by describing the main taxonomies used in the case law and in the literature about international courts and tribunals. It explains the fundamental distinctions between jurisdiction and admissibility, and between jurisdiction and the merits of the case. It then maps out the jurisdictional dimensions and conditions that exist in international adjudication; introduces the principal rules on admissibility; and discusses the application of jurisdictional and admissibility rules.

Keywords: international courts, admissibility rules, jurisdiction, taxonomies, jurisdictional dimensions, merits of the case

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