The President of the International Court of Justice,
having regard to Article 66, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the Court;
Whereas, on December 3rd, 1955, the General Assembly of the United Nations
adopted a resolution requesting the International Court of Justice to give
an advisory opinion on the following question:
"Is it consistent with the advisory opinion of the International Court of
Justice of 11 July 1950 for the Committee on South West Africa, established
by General Assembly resolution 749 A (VIII) of 28 November 1953, to grant
oral hearings to petitioners on matters relating to the Territory of South
West Africa ?"
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
19th, 1955, and filed in the Registry on December 22nd, 1955;
Fixes February 15th, 1956, as the time-limit within which written statements
may be submitted by any State entitled to appear [p132] before the Court or
any international organization considered by the President as likely to be
able to furnish information on the question referred to the Court ;
Reserves the rest of the procedure for forther decision.
Done in English and French, the English text being authoritative, at the
Peace Palace, The Hague, this twenty-second day of December, one thousand
nine hundred and fifty-five.
(Signed) Green H. Hackworth,
(Signed) J. Lopez Olivan,