17 November 1987


General List No. 76


international Court of Justice


Elettronica Sicula S.p.A. (ELSI)


United States






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BEFORE: President: Nagendra Singh
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Citation: Elettronica Sicula S.p.A. (ELSI) (U.S. v. Italy), 1987 I.C.J. 185 (Order of Nov. 17)

[P .185]
The Chamber of the International Court of Justice formed to deal with the above-mentioned case,

Composed as above,

After deliberation,

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

Makes the following Order:

Having regard to the Order made by the Court on 2 March 1987 by which (inter alia) it fixed time-limits for the filing of a Memorial and a Counter-Memorial,

Having regard to the Memorial and Counter-Memorial duly filed by the Parties within those time-limits, and to an agreement between the Parties, in letters addressed to the Registrar on 16 November 1987 referring to Article 79, paragraph 8, of the Rules of Court, that an objection taken by Italy in the said Counter-Memorial to the admissibility of the Application should "be heard and determined within the framework of the merits",[p 186]

Whereas at a meeting held on 16 November 1987 the Deputy-Agent of the United States and the Agent of Italy informed the President of the Chamber that their respective Governments were agreed as to the necessity of a Reply and a Rejoinder in this case, and informed the President of their views as to the time-limits therefor;

Whereas in the present case the filing of further pleadings by the Parties is found to be necessary;

The Chamber

Authorizes the filing of a Reply and a Rejoinder;

Fixes 18 March 1988 as the time-limit for the filing of a Reply by the United States of America and 18 July 1988 as the time-limit for the filing of a Rejoinder by the Republic of Italy;

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 seventeenth day of November, one thousand nine hundred and eighty-seven, in three copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others transmitted to the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Italy, respectively.

(Signed) Nagendra Singh,

(Signed) Eduardo Valencia-Ospina,






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