26 January 1952

 

General List No. 18

 
     

international Court of Justice

     
 

Nottebohm

 
     

Liechtenstein

 

v. 

Guatemala

     
     
 

Order

 
     
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BEFORE: President: Basdevant
   
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Citation: Nottebohm, Liechtenstein v. Guatemala, Order, 1952 I.C.J. 10 (Jan. 26)
 
     
 
 
     
 

[p10]

The President of the International Court of Justice,

having regard to ,4rticle 48 of the Statute of the Court

having regard to .Article 37 of the Rules of Court ;

Whereas on December 17th, 1951, the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein caused to be filed in the Registry of the Court an Application, dated December 10th, 1951, instituting proceedings against the Republic of Guatemala concerning measures taken by the latter Government against the person and the property of Friedrich Nottebohm, a citizen of Liechtenstein ;

Whereas the Application invokes the Declaration dated March 29th, 1950, whereby the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein accepted the conditions determined by the General Assembly of the United Nations and thus became a party to the Statute of the Court. ;
Whereas the Application further invokes the Declarations by which the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala accepted the compulsory jurisdiction of the Court in accordance with Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the Court, thus specifying the provision on which the Applicant f0und.s the jurisdiction of the Court ; [p 11]

Whereas, by a letter received in the Registry on December 17th, 1951, the Chief of Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein notified the Court of the appointment as Agent for that Government of Dr. Erwin H. Loewenfeld, LL.B., Legal Adviser to the Government of the Principality, and of his address for service at the seat of the Court ;

Whereas the Application, which bears the signature of the Agent, duly certified by the Chief of the Princely Government, States the nature of the claim and gives a succinct statement of the facts and grounds on which the claim is based ;

Whereas, therefore, the Application fulfils the formal conditions laid down by the .Rules of Court;

Whereas, on December 17th, 1951, the Government of the Republic of Guatemala was duly informed by telegram of the filing of the Application, of which a certified true copy was despatched to it on December 18th, 1951 ;

Fixes as follows the time-limits for the filing by the Parties of the first two pleadings :

for the Memorial of the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein : April 2nd, 1952 ;

for the Counter.-Memorial of the Government of the Republic of Guatemala : July 12th, 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-sixth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and fifty-two, in three copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others will be transmitted to the Governments of the Principality of Liechtenstein and of the Republic of Guatemala, respectively.

(Signed) Basdevant,
President.

(Signed) E. Hambro,
Registrar.

 
     

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