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    Order - Withdrawal of Counter-claims

    [1].
    The President of the International Court of Justice,

    Having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court and to Article 80 of the Rules of Court,

    Having regard to the Counter-Memorial filed by Yugoslavia on 22 July 1997, in which it submitted counter-claims,

    Having regard to the Order of 17 December 1997, whereby the Court found that those counter-claims were admissible as such and formed part of the current proceedings, directed Bosnia and Herzegovina to submit a Reply and Yugoslavia to submit a Rejoinder relating to the claims of both Parties, and fixed the time-limits for the filing of those pleadings,

    [2].
    Having regard to the Reply filed by Bosnia and Herzegovina on 23 April 1998 and to the Rejoinder filed by Yugoslavia on 22 February 1999;
    [3].
    Whereas, by a letter dated 20 April 2001 and received in the Registry on 23 April 2001, the Agent of Yugoslavia informed the Court that his Government intended to withdraw the counter-claims submitted in its Counter-Memorial; and whereas the Registrar transmitted a copy of this letter to the Agent of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 24 April 2001;
    [4].
    Whereas, by a letter dated 12 July 2001 and received in the Registry on 15 August 2001, the Agent of Bosnia and Herzegovina indicated to the Court that his Government had no objection to the withdrawal by Yugoslavia of the counter-claims submitted by it,

    Places on record the withdrawal by the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia of the counter-claims submitted by it in its Counter-Memorial.

    Done in French and in English, the French text being authoritative, at the Peace Palace, The Hague, this tenth day of September, 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, respectively.

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