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14 April 1992


General List No. 83


international Court of Justice


Territorial Dispute








BEFORE: President: R. Y. Jennings
Citation: Territorial Dispute (Libya v. Chad), 1992 I.C.J. 219 (Order of Apr. 14)

The International Court of Justice,

Composed as above,

After deliberation,

Having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court and to Article 46 of the Rules of Court,

Having regard to an agreement entitled "Framework Agreement on the Peaceful Settlement of the Territorial Dispute between the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the Republic of Chad", done in the Arabic and French languages at Algiers on 31 August 1989, notified to the Court in August/September 1990;

Having regard to an Order made by the Court on 26 October 1990 recording (inter alia) the agreement of the Parties that the proceedings in the present case had in effect been instituted by two successive notifications of the Special Agreement constituted by the said "Framework [p 220] Agreement" between the two Parties of 31 August 1989, which contains no provision as to the pleadings, and that the procedure in the case should be determined on the basis of the communications from the Parties referred to in the Order, pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 2, of the Rules of Court;

Whereas by that Order the Court decided that, as provided in that Article, each Party should file a Memorial and Counter-Memorial within the same time-limits, and 26 August 1991 was fixed as time-limit for the Memorials; and whereas the Memorials of the two Parties were duly filed within that time-limit;

Whereas by an Order dated 26 August 1991 the President of the Court fixed 27 March 1992 as time-limit for the Counter-Memorials; and whereas the Counter-Memorials of the two Parties were duly filed within that time-limit;

Whereas at a meeting between the President of the Court and the representatives of the Parties held on 27 March 1992, at which the views of the Parties on the further procedure were ascertained, the question was raised whether the filing by the two Parties of Replies might be necessary;

Having ascertained the views of the Parties,

Decides to authorize the presentation by each Party of a Reply, within the same time-limit;

Fixes 14 September 1992 as time-limit for the Replies; 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 fourteenth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-two, in three copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others transmitted to the Government of the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the Government of the Republic of Chad, respectively.

(Signed) R. Y. Jennings,

(Signed) Eduardo Valencia-Ospina,





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