21 February 2001

 

General List No. 108

 
     

international Court of Justice

     
 

Legality of Use of Force

 
     

Yugoslavia

 

v. 

Germany

     
     
 

Order

 
     
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BEFORE: Vice-President: Shi Jiuyong
   
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Citation: Legality of Use of Force (Yugo. v. F.R.G.), 2001 I.C.J. 22 (Order of Feb. 21)
 
     
 
 
     
 

[p.22]
The International Court of Justice,

Composed as above,

After deliberation,

Having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court and to Articles 44 and 79 of the Rules of Court,

Having regard to the Order of 30 June 1999, whereby the Court fixed 5 January 2000 and 5 July 2000 as the time-limits for the filing, respectively, of a Memorial of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and a Counter-Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany,

Having regard to the preliminary objections to jurisdiction and admissibility filed by Germany on 5 July 2000,

Having regard to the Order of 8 September 2000, whereby the Vice-President of the Court, Acting President, fixed 5 April 2001 as the time-limit within which the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia might present a [p 23] written statement of its observations and submissions on the preliminary objections made by the Federal Republic of Germany;

Whereas, by letter dated 18 January 2001, received in the Registry on 19 January 2001 by facsimile, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia referred inter alia to recent diplomatic initiatives and requested the Court, for reasons stated in that letter, "to grant a stay of the proceedings or ... to extend the time limit for the submission of observations of Yugoslavia, for a period of twelve months"; and whereas, on receipt of that letter, the Registrar transmitted a copy thereof to the Agent of the Federal Republic of Germany;

Whereas, by letter dated 30 January 2001, received in the Registry on 2 February 2001, the Co-Agent of the Federal Republic of Germany informed the Court that his Government was not opposed to a stay of proceedings or, if a stay was not possible, to an extension of the time-limit for the filing of the observations and submissions of Yugoslavia on the preliminary objections of Germany,

Taking account of the agreement of the Parties and of the circumstances of the case,

Extends to 5 April 2002 the time-limit within which the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia may present a written statement of its observations and submissions on the preliminary objections made by the Federal Republic of Germany; 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 twenty-first day of February, two thousand and one, 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 Yugoslavia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, respectively.

(Signed) Shi Jiuyong,
Vice-President.

(Signed) Philippe Couvreur,
Registrar.
 

 
     

   

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