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13 September 1993


General List No. 80


international Court of Justice


Certain Phosphate Lands in Nauru








BEFORE: President: Sir Robert Jennings
Citation: Certain Phosphate Lands in Nauru (Nauru v. Austl.), 1993 I.C.J. 322 (Order of Sept 13)

The International Court of Justice,

Composed as above,

Having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court, and to Article 88 of the Rules of Court,

Having regard to the Application filed in the Registry on 19 May 1989 by the Republic of Nauru instituting proceedings against the Commonwealth of Australia in respect of a "dispute ... over the rehabilitation of certain phosphate lands [in Nauru] worked out before Nauruan indepen-dence",

Having regard to the Judgment given by the Court on 26 June 1992 on certain preliminary objections submitted by the Commonwealth of Australia;

Whereas by a joint notification filed in the Registry on 9 September 1993 the Republic of Nauru and the Commonwealth of Australia informed the Court that they had, in consequence of having reached a [p 323] settlement, agreed to discontinue the proceedings initiated by the Application filed on 19 May 1989,

Places on record the discontinuance, by agreement of the Parties, of the proceedings initiated on 19 May 1989 by the Republic of Nauru against the Commonwealth of Australia; and

Directs 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 thirteenth day of September, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-three, 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 Nauru and the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, respectively.

(Signed) R. Y. Jennings,

(Signed) Eduardo Valencia-Ospina,