6 July 1961


General List No. 48


International Court of justice





United Kingdom


The Northern Cameroons



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Citation: The Northern Cameroons (Cameroun v. U. K.), 1961 I.C.J. 55 (Order of July 6)

[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, on 30 May 1961, M. Kuoh Moukouri, Ambassador of Cameroun to France, filed in the Registry of the International Court of Justice an Application instituting proceedings by his Government referring to the Court a dispute with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland relating to the Northern Cameroons;

[3] Whereas, by a letter of the same date, the Ambassador of Cameroun to France stated that he had been appointed as Agent for his Government and whereas this appointment was confirmed by a communication dated 31 May 1961 from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cameroun;

[4] Whereas the Application founds the jurisdiction of the Court on Article 19 of the Trusteeship Agreement for the Territory of the Cameroons under British Administration approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 13 December 1946;

[5] Whereas, on 31 May 1961, a copy of the Application was transmitted to the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Netherlands;

[6] Whereas, by a letter dated 7 June 1961, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Netherlands informed the Registry that Mr. F. A. Vallat had been appointed as Agent of the United Kingdom in this case;

[7] Having ascertained the views of the Parties,

Fixes as follows the time-limits for the filing of Pleadings:
for the Memorial of the Republic of Cameroun, 1 November 1961;
for the Counter-Memorial of the United Kingdom, 1 March 1962;
reserves the subsequent procedure for further decision.

[1] Done in French and in English, the French text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this sixth day of July, 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 the Republic of Cameroun and to the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, respectively.

(Signed) B. Winiarski,

(Signed) Garnier-Coignet,





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