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From: "International Court of Justice - Webmaster" <webmaster {AT} icj-cij.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 5:20 PM
Subject: International Court of Justice Press Release 2003-17: Avena and
Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America) - Extension of
time-limits for the filing of written pleadings


27 May 2003

Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America) -
Extension of time-limits for the filing of written pleadings

THE HAGUE, 27 May 2003. The President of the International Court of Justice
(ICJ) has extended the time-limits for the filing of written pleadings in
the case concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United
States of America).

By an Order of 22 May 2003, President Shi Jiuyong has extended to 20 June
2003 the time-limit for the filing of a Memorial by Mexico and to 3 November
2003 the time-limit for the filing of a Counter-Memorial by the United
States of America. This extension was made at the joint request of the
Parties.

The subsequent procedure has been reserved for further decision.

History of the proceedings

On 9 January 2003 Mexico initiated proceedings before the Court against the
United States of America in a dispute concerning alleged violations of
Articles 5 and 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 24 April
1963 with respect to 54 Mexican nationals who had been sentenced to death in
certain States of the United States.

Pending final judgment in the case, Mexico further asked the Court to
indicate provisional measures, and in particular to order the United States
to take all measures necessary to ensure that no Mexican national was
executed, and that no action was taken that might prejudice the rights of
the United Mexican States or its nationals with respect to any decision the
Court might render on the merits of the case. At the hearings held on 21
January 2003, Mexico confirmed its request for the indication of provisional
measures, while the United States asked the Court to reject that request and
not to indicate any such measures.

On 5 February 2003, the Court unanimously adopted an Order indicating
provisional measures. In that Order, it decided that the United States of
America should take "all measures necessary" to ensure that Mr. CÚsar
Roberto Fierro Reyna, Mr. Roberto Moreno Ramos and Mr. Osvaldo Torres
Aguilera, of Mexican nationality, are not executed pending a final judgment
of the Court; that the United States of America should inform the Court of
all measures taken in implementation of that Order; and that the Court would
remain seised of the matters which formed the subject of the Order until it
had rendered its final judgment.

By a separate Order, also dated 5 February 2003, the Court, taking into
account the views of the Parties, had fixed 6 June 2003 as the time-limit
for the filing of a Memorial by Mexico and 6 October 2003 as the time-limit
for the filing of a Counter-Memorial by the United States of America.

___________

The full text of the Order will shortly be available on the Court's website
at the following address: www.icj-cij.org

____________

Information Department:
Mr. Arthur Th. Witteveen, First Secretary (+31 70 302 23 36)
Mrs. Laurence Blairon and Mr. Boris Heim, Information Officers (+31 70 302
23 37)
E-mail address: information {AT} icj-cij.org


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