10 September 1992

 

General List No. 86

 
     

international Court of Justice

     
 

Passage through the Great Belt

 
     

Finland

 

v. 

Denmark

     
     
 

Order

 
     
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BEFORE: President: Sir Robert Jennings
   
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Citation: Passage through the Great Belt (Fin. v. Den), 1992 I.C.J. 348 (Order of Sept. 10)
 
     
 
 
     
 

[p.348]
The President of the International Court of Justice,

Having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court, and to Article 89 of the Rules of Court,
Having regard to the Application by the Republic of Finland filed in the Registry of the Court on 17 May 1991, instituting proceedings against the Kingdom of Denmark in respect of a dispute concerning passage through the Great Belt (Storebælt),

Having regard to the Order of 29 July 1991 by which the Court adjudicated upon a request for the indication of provisional measures presented by Finland on 23 May 1991, in which Order the Court declared inter alia that, "pending a decision of the Court on the merits, any negotiation between the Parties with a view to achieving a direct and friendly settlement is to be welcomed",
Having regard to the Order made by the President of the Court on 29 July 1991 fixing time-limits for the written proceedings, and to the Memorial filed by Finland and the Counter-Memorial filed by Denmark within those time-limits;

Whereas by a letter dated 3 September 1992, received in the Registry of the Court by telefax the same day, the Agent of Finland, referring to the passage in the Court's Order of 29 July 1991 quoted above, stated that a settlement of the dispute between Finland and Denmark had been
[p 349]attained on that date; and whereas by the said letter the Agent of Finland accordingly notified the Court, pursuant to Article 89 of the Rules of Court, of the discontinuance of the case by Finland;

Whereas by a letter dated 4 September 1992, received in the Registry by telefax the same day, the Agent of Denmark, to whom a copy of the letter from the Agent of Finland had been communicated, stated that Denmark had no objection to the discontinuance,

Places on record the discontinuance by the Republic of Finland of the proceedings instituted by the Application filed on 17 May 1991; and

Orders that the case be removed from the list.

Done in English and in French, the English text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this tenth day of September, 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 Republic of Finland and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark, respectively.

(Signed) R. Y. Jennings,
President.

(Signed) Eduardo Valencia-Ospina,
Registrar.
 

 
     

 

 

 

 

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