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14 October 1988


General List No. 78


international Court of Justice


Maritime Delimitation in the Area between Greenland and Jan Mayen








BEFORE: President: Jose Maria Ruda
Citation: Maritime Delimitation in the Area between Greenland and Jan Mayen (Den. v. Nor.), 1988 I.C.J. 66 (Order of Oct. 14)
Represented By: Denmark: Mr. Tyge Lehmann;

Norway: Mr. Per Tresselt; Mr. Bjorn Haug.


[p .66]
The International Court of Justice,

Composed as above,

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

Having regard to the Application filed by the Kingdom of Denmark in the Registry of the Court on 16 August 1988, instituting proceedings against the Kingdom of Norway in respect of a dispute concerning maritime delimitation in the area between Greenland and the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen;

Whereas on 17 August 1988 the Kingdom of Norway was notified by telex of the filing of the Application and of the submissions made therein, and a copy of the Application was transmitted to it the same day by facsimile and by post;[p 67]

Whereas the Kingdom of Denmark has appointed as Agent Mr. Tyge Lehmann, Under-Secretary for Legal Affairs in the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Kingdom of Norway has appointed as Agents Mr. Per Tresselt, Director-General for Legal Affairs, Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Bjorn Haug, Solicitor-General of the Government of Norway;

Whereas at a meeting between the President of the Court and the Agents and advisers of the Parties, held on 12 October 1988, the Parties agreed to request the Court to fix a time-limit of approximately nine months for the filing of the Memorial and a similar time-limit for the filing of the Counter-Memorial;

Having taken into account the views of the Parties,

Fixes the following time-limits for the written proceedings:

1 August 1989 for the Memorial of the Kingdom of Denmark;

15 May 1990 for the Counter-Memorial of the Kingdom of Norway;

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 fourteenth day of October, one thousand nine hundred and eighty-eight, in three copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others transmitted to the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway respectively.

(Signed) Jose Maria Ruda,

(Signed) Eduardo Valencia-Ospina,