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13 July 2010


General List No. 148


international Court of Justice








BEFORE: Vice-President: Tomka
Citation: Whaling In The Antarctic (Austl. v. Japan), 2010 I.C.J. (Order of July 13)

The International Court ofJustice,

Composed as above,

After deliberation,

Having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court and to Articles 13, paragraph 1, 31, 44,45, paragraph 1,48 and 49 ofthe Rules of Court,

Having regard to the Application filed in the Registry ofthe Court on 31 May 2010, whereby Australia instituted proceedings against Japan in respect of a dispute concerning

"Japan's continued pursuit of a large-scale program of whaling under the Second Phase of its Japanese Whale Research Program under Special Permit in the Antarctic ('JARP A II'), in breach of obligations assumed by Japan under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (' ICRW'), as well as its other international obligations for the preservation of marine mammals and the marine environment";

Whereas on 31 May 2010 a certified copy ofthe Application was transmitted to Japan; Whereas on 31 May 2010 Australia notified the Court of the appointment of Mr. William McFadyen Campbell as Agent and H.E. Mrs. Lydia Elisabeth Morton as Co-Agent; and whereas on 10 June 2010 Japan notified the Court of the appointment of Mr. Koji Tsuruoka as Agent and H.E. Mr. Minoru Shibuya as Co-Agent;

Whereas, at a meeting held by the Vice-President of the Court, exercising the functions of the presidency in the case, with the representatives ofthe Parties on 9 July 2010, the latter indicated that they had come to an agreement that the Parties should each have a period often months at their disposal, from the day ofthat meeting, in which to prepare their respective written pleadings;

Taking into account the agreement ofthe Parties, Fixes the following time-limits for the filing ofthe written pleadings: 9 May 2011 for the Memorial ofAustralia; 9 March 2012 for the Counter-Memorial of Japan; 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 thirteenth day of July, two thousand and ten, in three copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others transmitted to the Government of Australia and the Government of Japan, respectively.

(Signed) Peter TOMKA,

(Signed) Philippe COUVREUR,