The International Court of Justice (ICJ), principal judicial organ of the UN delivers an Order in the case Timor-Leste v Australia (request for provisional mesaures by Timor-Leste) on 3 March 2014 at the Peace Palace, seat of the Court.
La Cour internationale de Justice (CIJ), organe judiciaire principal des Nations Unies, rend une ordonnance en l’affaire Timor-Leste c Australie (demande en indication de mesures conservatoires déposée par le Timor-Leste), le 3 mars 2014, au Palais de la Paix, à La Haye.
Session starts on Monday 3 March 2014 at 3 pm CET.
La séance débute le lundi 3 mars 2014 à 15 heures CET.
L’agent du Timor-Leste est S. Exc. M. Joaquim A.M.L da Fonseca. The Agent of Timor-Leste is H.E. Mr Joaquim A.M.L da Fonseca.
L’agent de l’Australie est M. John Reid. The Agent of Australia is Mr. John Reid.
Click here to view the complete ICJ file of the Timor-Leste v Australia case: http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?p1=3&p2=1&k=17&case=156&code=tla
The history of the Timor-Leste v Australia case is available in press releases 2013/41, 2013/42, 2014/1 and 2014/6, available here: http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?p1=3&p2=1&k=17&case=156&code=tla&lang=en
Cliquer ici pour consulter le dossier CIJ complet de l’affaire: http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?p1=3&p2=1&k=17&case=156&code=tla&lang=fr
Pour consulter l’historique de la procédure, voir les communiqués de presse nr 2013/41, 2013/42, 2014/1 et 2014/6, disponibles ici: http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?p1=3&p2=1&k=17&case=156&code=tla&lang=fr
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