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    Order of 19 June 1992 - Fixing of time-limits: Reply and Rejoinder


    Present: President Sir Robert Jennings; Vice-President Oda; Judges Lachs, Ago, Schwebel, Bedjaoui, Ni, Evensen, Tarassov, Guillaume, Shahabuddeen, Aguilar Mawdsley, Ranjeva, Ajibola; Registrar Valencia-Ospina.
    The International Court of Justice,

    Composed as above,

    After deliberation,

    Having regard to Article 48 of the Statute of the Court and to Articles 31, 44 and 45 of the Rules of Court,

    Having regard to the Order made by the President of the Court on 3 May 1991 fixing 18 November 1991 and 1 June 1992 as time-limits for the Memorial of the Portuguese Republic and the Counter-Memorial of the Commonwealth of Australia, respectively,

    Having regard to the Memorial and the Counter-Memorial duly filed by the Parties within those time-limits;
    Whereas at a meeting between the President of the Court and the representatives of the Parties, held on 1 June 1992, the Parties agreed to request the Court that a Reply by the Applicant and a Rejoinder by the Respondent be authorized and that a time-limit of six months be fixed for each of these pleadings;
    Taking into account the views of the Parties,

    Authorizes the filing of a Reply and a Rejoinder in the present case;

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

    1 December 1992 for the Reply of the Portuguese Republic;

    1 June 1993 for the Rejoinder of the Commonwealth of Australia; 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 nineteenth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-two, in three copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others transmitted to the Government of the Portuguese Republic and the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, respectively.

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