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Reports of International Arbitral Awards, Vol. XXVIII

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International arbitral and judicial awards are of considerable importance, for they are a "subsidiary means for the determination of the rules of law" as provided in Article 38 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice. They are also important from the point of view of the progressive development of international law, a task which Article 13 of the Charter places under the responsibility of the General Assembly of the United Nations. It was decided to limit the collection strictly to international decisions, i.e. those rendered between States and between States and international organizations. The first volume of RIAA was prepared in 1948. Forthcoming volumes of the publication will be devoted to a collection of international decisions rendered from the late eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. In order to preserve the accuracy of the awards the historical names of the Parties at the time of the awards have been retained.

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Avant-propos

Le présent volume du Recueil des sentences arbitrales est constitué d’une collection de sentences et de décisions assimilées relatives à un champ particulier du droit international, à savoir, la délimitation et la démarcation des frontières internationales. Le volume contient des sentences rendues par 34 instances différentes sur une période de plus de cent cinquante ans, allant de la fin du dix-huitième siècle au milieu du vingtième siècle. Il faut remarquer qu’afin de préserver la pertinence des sentences, le nom historique des Parties lors de la sentence a été conservé, même lorsque le nom de l’État a par la suite été modifié. De plus, certaines sentences impliquent des Parties qui ne sont plus à l’heure actuelle des entités souveraines, mais qui en étaient à l’époque de la sentence.

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