ICJ: «OBLIGATIONS CONCERNING NEGOTIATIONS RELATING TO CESSATION OF THE NUCLEAR ARMS RACE AND TO NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT» (MARSHALL ISLANDS v . PAKISTAN)

pubil«The President of the International Court of Justice, Having regard to Article 48 of the Statute  of the Court and to Articles 44, paragraphs 1 and 4, 48 and 79, paragraphs 2 and 3, of the Rules of Court, Having regard to the Application filed in the Registry of the Court on 24 April 2014, whereby the Republic of the Marshall Islands instituted proceedings against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan with regard to alleged breaches of obligations relating to the cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament; Whereas an original of the Application was communicated to Pakistan on the day it was filed;Whereas, in its Application, the Marshall Islands founded the jurisdiction of the Court on the declarations made by the two Parties in accordance with Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute;  Whereas, in its Application, the Marshall Islands appointed H.E. Mr. Tony A. deBrum and Mr. Phonvan den Biesen as Co Agents for the purposes of the case; and whereas Pakistan appointed H.E. Mr. Moazzam Ahmad Khan and Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi as Co-Agents ; Whereas, by a Note Verbale dated 10 June 2014 and received in the Registry on the same day , the Embassy of  Pakistan in the Kingdom of the Netherlands explained that, “due to some developments in Pakistan, [it] could not receive the final instructions” with regard to a meeting of the representatives of the Parties with the President of the Court initially scheduled for 11 June 2014 , and requested the President to reschedule that meeting “to any time in July, 2014 or thereafter” ; whereas the President rescheduled the said meeting for 9 July 2014; …»

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