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5 December 1961


General List No. 46 and No. 47


International Court of justice


Ethiopia & Liberia



Union of South Africa


South West Africa



Citation: South West Africa (Eth. v. Union of S. Afr.; Liber. v. Union of S. Afr.), 1961 I.C.J. 61 (Order of Dec. 5)

[1] The President of the International Court of Justice,

having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court and to Article 62 of the Rules of Court,
having regard to the Order of 13 January 1961 fixing 15 December 1961 as the time-limit for the filing of the Counter-Memorial of the Government of the Republic of South Africa;

[2] Whereas, within the time-limit so fixed, the Government of the Republic of South Africa filed certain Preliminary Objections to the jurisdiction of the Court;

[3] Whereas, accordingly, by virtue of the provisions of Article 62, paragraph 3, of the Rules of Court, the proceedings on the merits are suspended and a time-limit has to be fixed for the presentation by the other Party of a written statement of its Observations and Submissions on the Preliminary Objections;

[4] Fixes 1 March 1962 as the time-limit within which the Governments of Ethiopia and Liberia may present a written statement of their Observations and Submissions on the Objections raised by the Government of the Republic of South Africa.

[5] Done in English and in French, the English text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this fifth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-one, in four copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others transmitted to the Government of Ethiopia, the Government of Liberia and the Government of the Republic of South Africa, respectively.

(Signed) B. Winiarski,

(Signed) Garnier-Coignet,