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3 October 1985


General List No. 69


international Court of Justice


Frontier Dispute


Burkina Faso






BEFORE: President: Mohammed Bedjaoui
Citation: Frontier Dispute (Burk. Faco v. Mali), 1985 I.C.J. 189 (Order of Oct. 3)


The President of the Chamber of the International Court of Justice formed to deal with the case concerning the Frontier Dispute between Burkina Faso and Mali,

Having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court, and to Article 18, paragraph 3, and Articles 31, 44, 46 and 92 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 made by the President of the Court on 12 April 1985, fixing 3 October 1985 as the time-limit for the filing of a Memorial by each Party;

Whereas the Memorials of Burkina Faso and of Mali have been filed within the above time-limit;
Whereas Article III, paragraph 2 (c), of the above-mentioned Special Agreement provides that a Counter-Memorial is to be submitted by each Party no later than six months after the exchange of the Memorials; and whereas the Parties, having been consulted on 3 October 1985, confirmed their agreement that Counter-Memorials be filed within that time-limit;

Fixes 2 April 1986 as the time-limit for the filing of a Counter-Memorial by each Party;
And reserves the subsequent procedure for further decision.[p 190]

Done in French and in English, the French text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this third day of October 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) Mohammed Bedjaoui,
President of the Chamber.

(Signed) Santiago Torres Bernerdez,