The New Wave of Article 63 Interventions at the International Court of Justice

Author: Juliette Mcintyre
Published: 16.08.2022
Recent developments in the Ukraine v. Russia case at the International Court of Justice may force the Court to address head-on an important point of procedure relating to intervention pursuant to Article 63 of the Court’s Statute. The Court’s Statute in Articles 62 and 63 provides two separate devices to States wishing to intervene. In general terms, both are incidental proceedings, governed by largely uniform procedures under Articles 81-86 of the Rules of Court.  Neither requires the consent of the parties to the case, but both require the third-party State to establish a form of legal interest in the case:…