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Press release on the time-limit for the filing of a written statement by Bolivia on the preliminary objection to the jurisdiction of the Court raised by Chile
16 July 2014
Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile)
Fixing of the time-limit for the filing of a written statement by Bolivia on the preliminary objection to the jurisdiction of the Court raised by Chile
THE HAGUE, 16 July 2014. By an Order of 15 July 2014, the President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has fixed the time-limit for the filing, by the Plurinational State of Bolivia, of a written statement of its observations and submissions on the preliminary objection to the jurisdiction of the Court raised by the Republic of Chile in the case concerning the Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile).
In his Order, the President recalls that earlier that day, Chile, referring to Article 79, paragraph 1, of the Rules of Court, filed a preliminary objection to the jurisdiction of the Court. In accordance with paragraph 5 of the same Article, the proceedings on the merits have therefore been suspended. Pursuant to that paragraph, the President, by the said Order, has fixed 14 November 2014 as the time-limit within which Bolivia may present a written statement of its observations and submissions on the preliminary objection raised by Chile. The subsequent procedure has been reserved for further decision.
History of the proceedings
On 24 April 2013, Bolivia filed in the Registry of the Court an Application instituting proceedings against Chile concerning a dispute in relation to "Chile's obligation to negotiate in good faith and effectively with Bolivia in order to reach an agreement granting Bolivia a fully sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean".
By an Order of 18 June 2013, the Court fixed 17 April 2014 and 18 February 2015 as the respective time-limits for the filing of a Memorial by Bolivia and a Counter-Memorial by Chile.
The Memorial of Bolivia was filed within the time-limit thus fixed.
Further details can be found in Press Releases Nos. 2013/11 and 2013/15, available on the Court's website (www.icj-cij.org) under the heading "Press Room"/"Press Releases".
[Source: International Court of Justice, The Hague, 16Jul14]
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