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13 July 2006


General List No. 135


international Court of Justice


Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay








BEFORE: President: Higgins
Citation: Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Arg. v. Uru.), 2006 I.C.J. 156 (Order of July 13)

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 45, paragraph 1, of the Rules of Court,

Having regard to the Application filed in the Registry of the Court on 4 May 2006, whereby the Argentine Republic instituted proceedings against the Eastern Republic of Uruguay for the alleged breach by Uruguay of obligations under the Statute of the River Uruguay, which was signed by Argentina and Uruguay on 26 February 1975 and entered into force on 18 September 1976, in respect of "the authorization, construction and future commissioning of two pulp mills on the River Uruguay",

Having regard to the Order of 13 July 2006 whereby the Court adjudicated upon the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Argentina on 4 May 2006; [p 157]

Taking account of the views of the Parties, as expressed by their Agents at a meeting held between them and the President of the Court on 13 July 2006,

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

15 January 2007 for the Memorial of the Argentine Republic;

20 July 2007 for the Counter-Memorial of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay; 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 thirteenth day of July, two thousand and six, in three copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others transmitted to the Government of the Argentine Republic and the Government of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, respectively.

(Signed) Rosalyn Higgins,

(Signed) Philippe Couvreur,




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