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Hallo Nettime,

bijgaand de persverklaring door het Internationaal Gerechtshof:


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Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 7:30 PM
Subject: International Court of Justice - Press Release 2004/5 - Legal
Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian
Territory (request for advisory opinion) - Filing of written statements


> Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied
Palestinian
> Territory (request for advisory opinion)
>
> Filing of written statements
>
>
>
>     THE HAGUE, 3 February 2004. The United Nations, 44 of its Member
States,
> Palestine, the League of Arab States and the Organisation of the Islamic
> Conference have filed written statements within the time-limit fixed by
the
> International Court of Justice (ICJ) by an Order of 19 December 2004 in
the
> case concerning Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the
> Occupied Palestinian Territory (request for advisory opinion).
>
>     The time-limit fixed was 30 January 2004 (see Press Release 2003/44).
>
>     The United Nations Member States which have transmitted a written
> statement are the following (in order of receipt): Guinea, Saudi Arabia,
> Egypt, Cameroon, the Russian Federation, Australia, Jordan, Kuwait,
Lebanon,
> Canada, Syria, Switzerland, Israel, Yemen, United States of America,
> Morocco, Indonesia, France, Italy, Sudan, South Africa, Germany, Japan,
> Norway, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, the Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland
> (on its own behalf and, separately, on behalf of the European Union),
> Cyprus, Brazil, Namibia, Malta, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Cuba, Sweden,
> Spain, Belgium, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands,
> Senegal and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
>
> History of the proceedings
>
>     On 8 December 2003, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted
> resolution A/RES/ES-10/14 (A/ES-10/L.16) in which, referring to Article 65
> of the Statute of the Court, it requested the International Court of
Justice
> to "urgently render an advisory opinion on the following question:
>
>     What are the legal consequences arising from the construction of the
> wall being built by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied
Palestinian
> Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, as described in the
> report of the Secretary-General, considering the rules and principles of
> international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and
> relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions?"
>
>     The request for an advisory opinion was transmitted to the Court by
the
> Secretary-General of the United Nations in a letter dated 8 December 2003
> which was received in the Registry on 10 December 2003.
>
>     On 19 December 2003 the Court made an Order organizing the proceedings
> (see Press Release 2003/44). It stated that the United Nations and its
> Member States, as well as Palestine, were likely to furnish information on
> all aspects raised by the question submitted to the Court and fixed 30
> January 2004 as the time-limit within which they could submit written
> statements on the question. It further fixed 23 February 2004 as the date
> for the opening of those hearings, and invited the United Nations and its
> Member States, as well as Palestine, to inform the Court's Registry, by 13
> February 2004 at the latest, if they intended to take part in the
> above-mentioned hearings.
>
>     By two separate letters of 15 January 2004 and 19 January 2004
> respectively (see Press Releases 2004/1 and 2004/2), the Registry further
> informed the League of Arab States and the Organisation of the Islamic
> Conference that the Court had agreed to their request to participate in
the
> proceedings and that accordingly they were authorized to submit to the
Court
> a written statement within the time-limit of 30 January 2004 and to
> participate in the hearings.
>
> ___________
>
>     The text of the written statements is confidential at this stage of
the
> proceedings. Should the Court decide, pursuant to Article 106 of its
Rules,
> to make the written statements accessible to the public, the text of these
> statements (without any documents annexed to them) will be placed on the
> Court's website (www.icj-cij.org) at the opening of the oral proceedings
or
> at a later stage, depending on the circumstances.
>
> ___________
>
> Information Department:
> Mr. Arthur Witteveen, First Secretary of the Court (tel: + 31 70 302 23
36)
> Mrs. Laurence Blairon and Mr. Boris Heim, Information Officers (tel: + 31
70
> 302 23 37)
> E-mail address: information {AT} icj-cij.org
>
>
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