21 October 1999


General List No. 116


international Court of Justice


Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo








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BEFORE: President: Schwebel
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Citation: Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Dem. Rep. Congo v. Uganda), 1999 I.C.J. 1022 (Order of Oct. 21)
Represented By: Congo: Maître Michel Lion;

Uganda: The Honourable Bart M. Katureebe S.C;
His Excellency Mr. Katima Ntambi.


The International Court of Justice,

Composed as above,

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 23 June 1999, whereby the Democratic Republic of the Congo instituted proceedings against the Republic of Uganda in respect of a dispute concerning "acts of armed aggression perpetrated by Uganda on the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter and of the Charter of the Organization of African Unity";

Whereas, on 23 June 1999, a certified copy of the Application was transmitted to the Republic of Uganda;

Whereas the Democratic Republic of the Congo has appointed as Agent Maître Michel Lion, advocate at the Brussels Bar; and the Repub-[p 1023]lic of Uganda has appointed as Agent The Honourable Bart M. Katureebe S.C., Attorney General of Uganda, and as Co-Agent His Excellency Mr. Katima Ntambi, Ambassador of Uganda to the Netherlands;

Taking account of the agreement of the Parties, as expressed by their Agents at a meeting held with them by the President of the Court on 19 October 1999,

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

21 July 2000 for the Memorial of the Democratic Republic of the Congo;

21 April 2001 for the Counter-Memorial of the Republic of Uganda; 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 twenty-first day of October, 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Government of the Republic of Uganda, respectively.

(Signed) Stephen M. Schwebel,


(Signed) Eduardo Valencia-Ospina,




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