14 December 1954

 

General List No. 24

 
     

international Court of Justice

     
     
     

Voting Procedure on Questions Relating to Reports and Petitions Concerning the Territory of South-West Africa

 

 

 

     
     
 

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BEFORE: President: Arnold D. McNair
   
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Citation: Voting Procedure on Questions Relating to Reports and Petitions Concerning the Territory of South-West Africa, Order, 1954 I.C.J. 113 (Dec. 14)
 
     
 
 
     
 

[p.113]
The President of the International Court of Justice,

having regard to Article 66, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the Court ;

Whereas on November 23rd, 1954, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution requesting the International Court of Justice to give an advisory opinion on the following questions :

(a) Is the following rule on the voting procedure to be followed by the General Assembly a correct interpretation of the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice of 11 July 1950 :

"Decisions of the General Assembly on questions relating to reports and petitions concerning the Territory of South-West Africa shall be regarded as important questions within the meaning of Article 18, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations." ?

(b) If this interpretation of the advisory opinion of the Court is not correct, what voting procedure should be followed by the General Assembly in taking decisions on questions relating to reports and petitions concerning the Territory of South-West Africa ?[p 114]

Whereas certified true copies of the English and French texts of the aforesaid resolution of the General Assembly were transmitted to the Court by a letter of the Secretary-General of the United Nations dated December 2nd, 1954, and filed in the Registry on December 6th, I954 ;

Fixes March 15th, 1955, as the time-limit within which written statements may be submitted by any State entitled to appear before the Court or any international organization considered by the President as likely to be able to furnish information on the questions referred to the Court ;

Reserves the rest of the procedure for further decision.

Done in English and French, the English text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this fourteenth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and fifty-four.

(Signed) Arnold D. McNair,
President.

(Signed) J. Lopez Olivan,
Registrar.

 
     

 

 

 

 

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