29 November 1965

 

General List No. 46 and No. 47

 
     

International Court of justice

     

Ethiopia; Liberia

 

v.

South Africa

     
 

South West Africa

 
     
 

Order

 
     
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BEFORE: PRESIDENT: Percy C. Spender
VICE-PRESIDENT: Wellington Koo;
JUDGES: Winiarski; Spiropoulos; Sir Gerald Fitzmaurice; Koretsky; Tanaka; Jessup; Morelli; Padilla Nervo; Forster; Gros; Sir Louis Mbanefo; Van Wyk
   
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Citation: South West Africa (Eth. v. S. Afr.; Liber. v. S. Afr.), 1965 I.C.J. 9 (Order of Nov. 29)
   
 
     
 
 
     
  ORDER

[1] THE COURT,

composed as above, after deliberation,
having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court,

[2] In the proceedings instituted before the Court by the Applications filed in the Registry of the Court on 4 November i960 by the Government of Ethiopia and the Government of Liberia against the Government of South Africa,

MAKES THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

[3] Having regard to the request made by the Respondent during the course of the oral proceedings on 30 March 1965 whereby it was proposed that the Court should make an inspection in loco of the Territory of South West Africa and also, but subject to conditions then indicated by it, that the Court should visit the Republic of South Africa, and the further proposal then made that the Court should also visit the Applicant States and as well one or two sub-Saharan African countries of the Court's own choosing;

[4] Whereas all the said proposals were opposed by the Applicants;

[5] Having heard the contentions of the Parties,

[6] THE COURT,

as to so much of the proposals as relates to the Territory of South West Africa, by eight votes to six,
as to so much of the proposals as relates to the Republic of South Africa,
by eight votes to six,
as to so much of the proposals as relates to the Applicant States, by nine votes to five,
as to so much of the proposals as relates to the sub-Saharan African countries, by nine votes to five,
decides not to accede to the request of the Respondent.

[7] Done in English and in French, the English text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this twenty-ninth day of November, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-five, 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 South Africa, respectively.

(Signed) Percy C. Spender,
President.

(Signed) S. Aquarone,
Deputy-Registrar.
 
     

 

 

 

 

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