19 June 1992

 

General List No. 89

 
     

international Court of Justice

     
 

Questions of Interpretation and Application of the 1971 Montreal Convention Arising from the Aerial Incident at Lockerbie

 
     

Libya

 

v. 

United States

     
     
 

Order

 
     
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BEFORE: Vice-President: Oda
   
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Citation: Questions of Interpretation and Application of the 1971 Montreal Convention Arising from the Aerial Incident at Lockerbie (Libya v. U.S.), 1992 I.C.J. 234 (Order of June 19)
 
     
 
 
     
 

[p.234]
The International Court of Justice,

Composed as above,

After deliberation,

Having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court, and to Articles 31, 44 and 45, paragraph 1, of the Rules of Court,

Having regard to the Application by the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya filed in the Registry of the Court on 3 March 1992, instituting proceedings against the United States of America in respect of "a dispute ... between Libya and the United States over the interpretation or application of the Montreal Convention" of 23 September 1971, a dispute [p 235] arising from acts resulting in the aerial incident that occurred over Lockerbie, Scotland, on 21 December 1988;

Whereas at a meeting between the Vice-President of the Court, exercising the functions of the presidency in the case, and the representatives of the Parties held on 5 June 1992, the Parties agreed on the time-limits set out below,

Fixes as follows the time-limits for the written proceedings:

20 December 1993 for the Memorial of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya;
20 June 1995 for the Counter-Memorial of the United States of America; 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 nineteenth day of June, 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 United States of America, respectively.

(Signed) Shigeru ODA,
Vice-President.

(Signed) Eduardo VALENCIA-OSPINA,
Registrar.

 
     

 

 

 

 

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