22 August 1951


General List No. 16


international Court of Justice


Anglo-Iranian Oil Co.


United Kingdom






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BEFORE: President: Basdevant
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Citation: Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., U.K. v. Iran, Order, 1951 I.C.J. 106 (Aug. 22)

The President of the International Court of Justice,

having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court,

having regard to Article 37 of the Rules of Court,

having regard to the Application dated May 26th, 1951, deposited and filed in the Registry on that day, whereby the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, referring to the declarations made by that Government and by the Imperial Government of Iran accepting the Optional Clause provided for in Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute, instituted proceedings before the Court against the Iranian Empire in the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company case,

having regard to the Order made by the Court on July 5th, 1951, fixing the time-limits for the filing of the Memorial and the Counter-Memorial in that case, and reserving the rest of the procedure for further decision;

Whereas by letter dated August 16th, 1951, the Agent for the Government of the United Kingdom requested an extension until October 10th, 1951, of the time-limit for the filing by that Government of the Memorial fixed for September 3rd, 1951; [p 107]


to postpone to the following dates the time-limits fixed by the Order of July 5th, 1951:

for the Memorial of the Government of the United Kingdom, to October 10th, 1951;

for the Counter-Memorial of the Imperial Government of Iran, to January 10th, 1952.

And reserves the rest of the procedure for further decision.

Done in French and English, the French text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this twenty-second day of August, one thousand nine hundred and fifty-one, in three copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others transmitted to the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and to the Imperial Government of Iran, respectively.

(Signed) Basdevant,

(Signed) J. F. Lalive,
First Secretary,
Acting Registrar.






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