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21 October 1986


General List No. 73


international Court of Justice


Border and Transborder Armed Actions





Costa Rica



BEFORE: President: Nagendra Singh
Citation: Border and Transborder Armed Actions (Nicar. v. Costa Rica), 1986 I.C.J. 548 (Order of Oct. 21)
Represented By: Nicaragua: Mr. Carlos Arguello Gomez;

Costa Rica: Mr. Edgar Ugalde Alvarez, Ambassador.


The International Court of Justice,

Composed as above,

Having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court and Articles 31, 40,44, 45 and 48 of the Rules of Court,

Having regard to the Application filed by the Republic of Nicaragua in the Registry of the Court on 28 July 1986, instituting proceedings against the Republic of Costa Rica;

Whereas the Republic of Costa Rica was the same day notified by telegram of the filing of the Application, and of the submissions made therein, and was immediately sent a copy of it;

Whereas the Republic of Nicaragua has appointed as agent its Ambassador in The Hague, Mr. Carlos Arguello Gomez, and the Republic of Costa Rica Mr. Edgar Ugalde Alvarez, Ambassador;[p 549]

Taking account of the views expressed by each Party concerning the procedure.

Fixes the following time-limits for the written proceedings:

21 July 1987 for the Memorial of the Republic of Nicaragua;

21 April 1988 for the Counter-Memorial of the Republic of Costa Rica;

And reserves the subsequent procedure for further decision.

Done in English and in French, the English text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this twenty-first day of October, one thousand nine hundred and eighty-six, in three copies, of which one will be placed in the archives of the Court, and the others transmitted to the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua, and to the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica, respectively.

(Signed) Nagendra Singh,

(Signed) Santiago Torres Bernárdez,