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Order authorizing the submission of a Reply by Bolivia and a Rejoinder by Chile

Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean
(Bolivia v. Chile)


Present: President Abraham; Vice-President Yusuf; Judges Owada, Tomka, Bennouna, Cançado Trindade, Greenwood, Xue, Donoghue, Gaja, Sebutinde, Bhandari, Robinson, Geyorgian; Registrar Couvreur.

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, 45, paragraph 2, 48 and 49 of the Rules of Court,

Having regard to the Order dated 24 September 2015, whereby the Court fixed 25 July 2016 as the time-limit for the filing of the Counter-Memorial of the Republic of Chile,

Having regard to the Counter-Memorial duly filed by the Republic of Chile within that time-limit;

Whereas, at a meeting held by the President of the Court with the Agents of the Parties on 13 September 2016, the Agent of Bolivia requested the Court to authorize the filing of a Reply by the Applicant and a Rejoinder by the Respondent; and whereas the Agent of Bolivia requested a period of a minimum of six months, from the date of the Court's Order, for the preparation of the Reply; whereas at the same meeting the Agent of Chile stated that his Government had no objection to the request by Bolivia for a second round of written pleadings; and whereas the Agent of Chile expressed the view that the Parties should each have a period of six months for the preparation of their respective pleading;

Taking account of the agreement of the Parties,

Authorizes the submission of a Reply by Bolivia and a Rejoinder by Chile;

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

21 March 2017 for the Reply of the Plurinational State of Bolivia; and

21 September 2017 for the Rejoinder of the Republic of Chile;

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 twenty-first day of September, two thousand and sixteen, in three copies, one of which will be placed in the archives of the Court and the others transmitted to the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and the Government of the Republic of Chile, respectively.

(Signed) Ronny Abraham,

(Signed) Philippe Couvreur,

[Source: International Court of Justice, Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders, The Hague, 2016, pp. 252-253]

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