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1 November 1989


General List No. 82


international Court of Justice


Arbitral Award of 31 July 1989








BEFORE: President: Jose Maria Ruda
Citation: Arbitral Award of 31 July 1989 (Guinea-Bissau v. Sen.), 1989 I.C.J. 126 (Order of Nov. 1)
Represented By: Guinea-Bissau: Mr. Fidelis Cabral de Almada;

Senegal: Mr. Doudou Thiam.


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 Republic of Guinea-Bissau in the Registry of the Court on 23 August 1989 instituting proceedings against the Republic of Senegal in respect of a dispute concerning the existence and validity of the arbitral award delivered on 31 July 1989 by the Arbitration Tribunal for the Determination of the Maritime Boundary between the two States;

Whereas on 23 August 1989 a copy of the Application was transmitted to the Republic of Senegal;

Whereas the Republic of Guinea-Bissau has appointed as Agent Mr. Fidelis Cabral de Almada, Minister of State attached to the Presidency of the Council of State, and the Republic of Senegal has appointed [p 127]as Agent Mr. Doudou Thiam, Advocate, former Bātonnier, member of the United Nations International Law Commission;

Having ascertained the views of the Parties,

Fixes the following time-limits for the written proceedings:

2 May 1990 for the Memorial of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau;

31 October 1990 for the Counter-Memorial of the Republic of Senegal;

And reserves the subsequent procedure for further decision.

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

(Signed) Jose Maria Ruda,

(Signed) Eduardo Valencia-Ospina,