25 November 1999

 

General List No. 103

 
     

international Court of Justice

     
 

Ahmadou Sadio Diallo

 
     

Guinea

 

v. 

Congo

     
     
 

Order

 
     
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BEFORE: President: Schwebel
   
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Citation: Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Guinea v. Dem. Rep. Congo), 1999 I.C.J. 1042 (Order of Nov. 25)
   
Represented By: Guinea: His Excellency Mr. Maby Moussa Soumah;
Maître Alpha Oumar Diallo;

Congo: Maître Michel Lion.

 
     
 
 
     
 

[p.1042]
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 28 December 1998, whereby the Republic of Guinea instituted proceedings against the Democratic Republic of the Congo in respect of a dispute originating in claims by the former of serious violations of international law by the latter against the person of a Guinean national;

Whereas on 29 December 1998 a certified copy of the Application was transmitted to the Democratic Republic of the Congo;

Whereas the Republic of Guinea has appointed as Agent His Excellency Mr. Maby Moussa Soumah, Ambassador of Guinea to the Netherlands, and as Deputy-Agent Maître Alpha Oumar Diallo, advocate at [p 1043] the Conakry Bar; and whereas the Democratic Republic of the Congo has appointed as Agent Maître Michel Lion, advocate at the Brussels Bar;

Whereas, at a meeting held by the President of the Court with the Agents of the Parties on 8 September 1999, the Parties provisionally agreed to request the Court to fix consecutive identical time-limits of nine months from the date of the meeting for the filing of, respectively, a Memorial by the Republic of Guinea and a subsequent Counter-Memorial by the Democratic Republic of the Congo;

Whereas, by letter of 7 October 1999, the Agent of the Democratic Republic of the Congo informed the Court that the proposed time-limits were acceptable to the Congolese Government; whereas, by letter of 22 November 1999, the Agent of the Republic of Guinea expressed his Government's agreement to have these time-limits extended from nine to 12 months; and whereas, by letter of 23 November 1999, the Agent of the Democratic Republic of the Congo indicated that this proposal was acceptable to the Congolese Government;

Taking account of the agreement of the Parties,

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

11 September 2000 for the Memorial of the Republic of Guinea;

11 September 2001 for the Counter-Memorial of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; 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-fifth day of November, 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 Republic of Guinea and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, respectively.

(Signed) Stephen M. Schwebel,
President.

(Signed) Eduardo Valencia-Ospina,
Registrar.

 
     

   

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