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20 December 1988


General List No. 76


international Court of Justice


Elettronica Sicula S.p.A. (ELSI)


United States






BEFORE: President: Jose Maria Ruda
Citation: Elettronica Sicula S.p.A. (ELSI) (U.S. v. Italy), 1988 I.C.J. 158 (Order of Dec. 20)

The International Court of Justice,

Composed as above,

After deliberation,

Having regard to Article 26, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the Court, and to Articles 17, 18 and 31 of the Rules of Court,

Having regard to the Order made by the Court on 2 March 1987 by which the Court (inter alia) declared a Chamber to deal with the case concerning Elettronica Sicula S.p.A. (ELSI) to have been duly constituted with the following composition: Judge Nagendra Singh, President of the Chamber; Judges Oda, Ago, Schwebel and Sir Robert Jennings;

Whereas Judge Nagendra Singh, President of the Chamber, died on 11 December 1988;
Whereas the Parties have been further consulted with regard to the [p 159] composition of the Chamber in accordance with Article 17, paragraph 2, of the Rules of Court;

(1) that at an election held on 20 December 1988, Judge Ruda was elected a Member of the Chamber to fill the vacancy left by the death of Judge Nagendra Singh;

(2) that as a result of this election the Chamber is composed as follows:

President Ruda,
Judges Oda,
Sir Robert Jennings.

Done in English and in French, the English text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this twentieth day of December, 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 United States of America and to the Government of Italy, respectively.

(Signed) Jose Maria Ruda,

(Signed) Eduardo Valencia-Ospina,