20 December 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. 208 (Dec. 20)


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 by which that Government and the Imperial Government of Iran have accepted the compulsory jurisdiction of the Court in accordance with 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 Orders of July 5th and August 22nd, 1951, respectively fixing and extending the time-limits for the deposit of the Memorial and Counter-Memorial in that case and reserving the rest of the procedure for further decision;

Whereas by letter dated December 17th, 1951, the Agent for the Imperial Government of Iran, referring to Article 62 of the Rules of Court concerning the filing of a preliminary objection, requested an extension of one month of the time-limit fixed for the filing of the Counter-Memorial; [p209]


to postpone to February nth, 1952, the date of expiry of the time-limit for the deposit of the Counter-Memorial or of the preliminary objection of the Imperial Government of Iran.

Done in English and French, the English text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this twentieth day of December, 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) E. Hambro,


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