Rule 58 - Opening of a case file

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1. The Deputy-Registrar shall open a new case file for each written pleading or document initiating proceedings before the Court. Each case file shall be identified by an action number composed as follows:
(a) first, a code indicating the preliminary nature of the action number;
(b) second, the abbreviation of the Court: UPC;

(c) and third, the serial number and the year in which the action was brought. (Ref.: Art. 25(3)(a) of the Statute)
2. Applications for a decision on costs and for legal aid relating to pending cases shall be given an action number referring to the principal action, followed by a reference to indicate that the proceedings concerned are special forms of procedure.