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12 April 1985


General List No. 69


international Court of Justice


Frontier Dispute


Burkina Faso






BEFORE: President: Nagendra Singh
Citation: Frontier Dispute (Burk. Faco v. Mali), 1985 I.C.J. 10 (Order of Apr. 12)

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The President of the International Court of Justice,

Having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court, and to Articles 31, 44, 46 and 92, paragraph 1, of the Rules of Court,

Having regard to the Special Agreement concluded on 16 September 1983 between the Republic of Burkina Faso (then called Upper Volta) and the Republic of Mali for the submission of a dispute concerning the delimitation of their common frontier to a chamber of the Court,

Having regard to the Order of 3 April 1985 by which the Court acceded to the request of the Parties to form a special chamber of five judges to deal with the case and declared a chamber to have been duly constituted to that effect,

Whereas Article III, paragraph 2, of the aforesaid Special Agreement records inter alia the agreement of the Parties that, without prejudice to any question as to the burden of proof, the written proceedings should first comprise a Memorial filed by each Party not later than six months after the adoption by the Court of the Order constituting the Chamber; and whereas, having been consulted on 14 March 1985, the Parties have confirmed that agreement;

Having consulted the Chamber,

Fixes 3 October 1985 as the time-limit for the filing of a Memorial by each Party.[p 11]

Done in English and in French, the English text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this twelfth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and eighty-five, in three copies, of which one will be placed in the archives of the Court, and the others transmitted to the Government of Burkina Faso and to the Government of Mali, respectively.

(Signed) Nagendra Singh,

(Signed) Santiago Torres Bernerdez,