13 January 1961

 

General List No. 46

 
     

International Court of justice

     

Ethiopia

 

v.

Union of South Africa

     
 

South West Africa

 
     
 

Order

 
     
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BEFORE: PRESIDENT: Helge Klaestad
   
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Citation: South West Africa (Eth. v. Union of S. Afr.), 1961 I.C.J. 3 (Order of Jan. 13)
   
 
     
 
 
     
  ORDER

[1] 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 ;

[2] Whereas, by letter dated 28 October 1961 received in the Registry on 4 November 1961, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia forwarded to the Registrar a letter transmitting on behalf of the Ethiopian Government an Application instituting proceedings and relating to a dispute between Ethiopia and the Union of South Africa concerning the interpretation and application of the Mandate for South West Africa;

[3] Whereas, in his letter, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia stated that Dr. Tesfaye Gebre-Egzy and Mr. Ernest A. Gross had been appointed Agents by his Government;

[4] Whereas the Application refers to Article 80, paragraph 1, of the Charter of the United Nations and founds the jurisdiction of the Court on Article 7 of the Mandate for South West Africa made at Geneva on 17 December 1920, and on Article 37 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice;

[5] Whereas, on 4 November 1961, a copy of the Application was communicated to the Charge d'affaires a.i. of the Union of South Africa in the Netherlands;

[6] Whereas, on 15 December 1961, the Charge d'affaires a.i. of the Union of South Africa handed over to the Registrar a letter from the Minister of External Affairs of the Union of South Africa dated 3 December 1961 notifying the appointment of Dr. Joan Philip Verloren van Themaat as Agent;

[7] Having ascertained the views of the Parties,

fixes as follows the time-limits for the filing of Pleadings:
for the Memorial of the Ethiopian Government, 15 April 1961;
for the Counter-Memorial of the Government of the Union of South Africa, 15 December 1961;

[8] Reserves the subsequent procedure for further decision.

[9] Done in English and in French, the English text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this thirteenth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-one, in three copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others transmitted to the Government of Ethiopia and to the Government of the Union of South Africa, respectively.

(Signed) Helge Klaestad,
President.

(Signed) Garnier-Coignet,
Registrar.
 
     

 

 

 

 

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