485. Admissibility of claims.

485.     Admissibility of claims.

The International Court of Justice1 will not entertain a claim which is inadmissible2. Non-compliance with the nationality of claims rule3 or the rule requiring exhaustion of local remedies4 renders a claim inadmissible. The court will not deal with a case which is hypothetical and lacking in real purpose5, or has ceased to have any purpose6. The claimant state must have a sufficient legal interest of its own in the case7, otherwise it lacks standing to bring the case before the court8. The