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4 December 1992


General List No. 90


international Court of Justice


Oil Platforms





United States



BEFORE: President: R. Y. Jennings
Citation: Oil Platforms (Iran v. U.S.), 1992 I.C.J. 763 (Order of Dec. 4)

The President of the International Court of Justice,

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

Having regard to the Application by the Islamic Republic of Iran filed in the Registry of the Court on 2 November 1992, instituting proceedings against the United States of America in respect of a dispute concerning the interpretation and application of provisions of the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights between the United States of America and Iran, signed in Tehran on 15 August 1955, and arising out of the destruction of certain Iranian offshore oil production complexes;

Whereas at a meeting between the President and the Agents of the Parties held on 3 December 1992, the Parties agreed on the time-limits set out below,

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

31 May 1993 for the Memorial of the Islamic Republic of Iran;

30 November 1993 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 fourth day of December, 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 Islamic Republic of Iran and the Government of the United States of America, respectively.

(Signed) R. Y. JENNINGS,

(Signed) Eduardo VALENCIA-OSPINA,