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Certain Norwegian Loans (France v. Norway)

    Merits and Preliminary Objections joined to the Merits

    Written Proceedings

  • 20 December 1955
    Memorial submitted by the Government of the French Republic (French version only)
     PDF 7 Mb
  • 20 December 1956
    Counter-Memorial of the Government of the Kingdom of Norway (including arguments on preliminary objections joined to the merits) (French version only)
     PDF 10.9 Mb
  • 20 February 1957
    Reply of the Government of the French Republic (including arguments on preliminary objections joined to the merits) (French version only)
     PDF 3.1 Mb
  • 25 April 1957
    Rejoinder of the Royal Government of Norway (French version only)
     PDF 14.5 Mb

Decision(s) of the Court

  • Order of 28 September 1956
    Joinder of Objections to the merits, fixing of time-limits: Counter-Memorial, Reply and Rejoinder
     PDF 224.3 Kb
    • Judgment of 6 July 1957
       PDF 2.3 Mb
      • Declaration by Judge Moreno Quintana (as appended immediately after the judgment)
         PDF 77.9 Kb
      • Separate Opinion of M. Badawi, Vice-President
         PDF 658 Kb
      • Separate Opinion of Judge Sir Hersch Lauterpacht
         PDF 4.5 Mb
      • Dissenting Opinion of Judge Guerrero (translation)
         PDF 479.3 Kb
      • Dissenting Opinion of Judge Basdevant (translation)
         PDF 1.1 Mb
      • Dissenting Opinion of Judge Read
         PDF 2.8 Mb

      Oral Proceedings

    • CR 1957
      Minutes of the Public Sittings held at the Peace Palace, The Hague, from May 13th to 28th and on July 6th, 1957, the President, Mr. Hackworth, presiding

      Original  PDF 9.9 Mb