3 May 1991


General List No. 84


international Court of Justice


East Timor








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BEFORE: President: R. Y. Jennings
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Citation: East Timor (Port. v. Austl.), 1991 I.C.J. 9 (Order of May 3)
Represented By: Portugal: H.E. Mr. Francisco Manuel Baltazar Moita;
Mr. Jose Servulo Correia;
Mr. Miguel Galvao Teles;

Australia: Dr. Gavan Griffith, Q.C., Solicitor-General;
Mr. Henry Burmester;
H.E. Mr. Donald J. Grimes.


The President of the International Court of Justice,

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 Portuguese Republic in the Registry of the Court on 22 February 1991, instituting proceedings against the Commonwealth of Australia in respect of a dispute concerning certain activities of Australia with respect to East Timor;

Whereas on 22 February 1991 a copy of the Application was transmitted to the Commonwealth of Australia through its Embassy in The Hague;

Whereas the Portuguese Republic has appointed H.E. Mr. Francisco Manuel Baltazar Moita, Ambassador of Portugal to the Netherlands, as Agent, and Mr. Jose Servulo Correia and Mr. Miguel Galvao Teles as Co-Agents, and the Commonwealth of Australia has appointed Dr. Gavan Griffith, Q.C., Solicitor-General, as Agent, and Mr. Henry Burmester and H.E. Mr. Donald J. Grimes as Co-Agents;

Whereas at a meeting between the President and the Agents of the Parties held on 2 May 1991, the Parties agreed on the time-limits set out below,

Fixes the following time-limits for the written proceedings:

18 November 1991 for the Memorial of the Portuguese Republic; [p 10]

1 June 1992 for the Counter-Memorial of the Commonwealth of Australia ; 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 third day of May, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-one, in three copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others transmitted to the Government of the Portuguese Republic and the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, respectively.

(Signed) R. Y. Jennings,

(Signed) Eduardo Valencia-Ospina,






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