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22 December 1955


General List No. 31


international Court of Justice


Admissibility of Hearings by the Committee on South West Africa






BEFORE: President: Green H. Hackworth
Citation: Admissibility of Hearings by the Committee on South West Africa, Order, 1955 I.C.J. 131 (Dec. 22)


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,