5 December 1959

 

General List No. 45

 
     

international Court of Justice

     
 

Temple of Preah Vihear

 
     

Cambodia

 

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Thailand

     
     
 

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BEFORE: President: Helge Klaestad
   
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Citation: Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia v. Thail.), 1959 I.C.J. 286 (Order of Dec. 5)
 
     
 
 
     
 

[p 286]
The President of the International Court of Justice,

having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court and to Article 37 of the Rules of Court;

Whereas, on 6 October 1959, M. Koun Wick, Minister-Counsellor of the Royal Cambodian Embassy in Paris, filed in the Registry an Application instituting proceedings by his Government referring to the Court a dispute with the Kingdom of Thailand relating to the territorial sovereignty over the Temple of Preah Vihear;

Whereas, by a letter of the same date, confirmed by a communication of 3 November 1959 from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cambodia, the Minister-Counsellor of the Royal Cambodian Embassy in Paris stated that he had been appointed as Agent for his Government;

Whereas the Application refers to Article 36 of the Statute of the Court and to the declarations of 20 May 1950 and of 9 September 1957 by which Thailand and Cambodia respectively recognized as compulsory the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice;

Whereas, on the day of the filing of the Application, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand was notified by telegram of the filing of the Application, of which a copy was at the same time transmitted to him by letter; [p 287]

Whereas, by letter of 30 October 1959, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand stated that His Serene Highness Prince Vongsamahip Jayankura, Ambassador of Thailand to the Netherlands, had been appointed as Agent;

Having ascertained the views of the Parties,

Fixes as follows the time-limits for the filing of Pleadings:

for the Memorial of the Government of Cambodia, 20 January 1960;

for the Counter-Memorial of the Government of Thailand, 23 May 1960;

Reserves the subsequent procedure for further decision.

Done in French and in English, the French text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this fifth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine, in three copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others transmitted to the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and to the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand, respectively.

(Signed) Helge Klaestad,
President.

(Signed) Garnier-Coignet,
Deputy-Registrar.

 
     

 

 

 

 

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