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5 March 1999


General List No. 104


international Court of Justice







United States



BEFORE: Vice-President: Weeramantry
Citation: LaGrand (F.R.G. v. U. S.), 1999 I.C.J. 28 (Order of Mar. 5)

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, 45 and 48 of the Rules of Court,

Having regard to the Application filed in the Registry of the Court on 2 March 1999, whereby the Federal Republic of Germany instituted proceedings against the United States of America for "violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations [of 24 April 1963]", allegedly committed by the United States,

Having regard to the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Germany on 2 March 1999 and to the Order whereby the Court indicated provisional measures on 3 March 1999;

Taking account of the views of the Parties, as expressed by their representatives at a meeting held with them on 3 March 1999 by the Vice-President, Acting President, [p 29]

Fixes the following time-limits for the filing of the written pleadings:

16 September 1999 for the Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany;

27 March 2000 for the Counter-Memorial of the United States of America; 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 fifth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine, in three copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others transmitted to the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of the United States of America, respectively.

(Signed) Christopher G. Weeramantry,

(Signed) Eduardo Valencia-Ospina,