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Compagnie du Port, des Quais et des Entrepôts de Beyrouth and Société Radio-Orient (France v. Lebanon)

Overview of the case

This case arose out of certain measures adopted by the Lebanese Government with regard to two French companies. France instituted proceedings against Lebanon because it considered these measures contrary to certain undertakings embodied in a Franco-Lebanese agreement of 1948. Lebanon raised preliminary objections to the Court’s jurisdiction, but before hearings could be held the Parties informed the Court that satisfactory arrangements had been concluded. Accordingly, the case was removed from the List by an Order of 31 August 1960.


This overview is provided for information only and in no way involves the responsibility of the Court.

Institution of proceedings

Written proceedings

Preliminary Objections submitted by the Government of the Lebanese Republic
(French version only)

20 December 1959
Procedure(s): Preliminary objections
Available in:
French

Memorial of the French Republic
(French version only)

27 February 2017
Available in:
French

Oral proceedings

Orders

Order of 18 June 1959

Fixing of time-limits: Memorial and Counter-Memorial
Available in:
English French Bilingual

Order of 15 October 1959

Extension of time-limit: Counter-Memorial
Available in:
English French Bilingual

Order of 6 January 1960

Fixing of time-limit: Written Statement of observations and submissions on Preliminary Objections
Available in:
English French Bilingual

Order of 31 August 1960

Removal from the list
Procedure(s): Preliminary objections | Discontinuance
Available in:
English French Bilingual

Press releases

Press release 1959/2

16 February 1959
Compagnie du Port, des Quais et des Entrepôts de Beyrouth and the Société Radio-Orient - The French Government files an Application instituting proceedings against the Government of the Republic of Lebanon
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English French

Press release 1959/47

17 October 1959
Compagnie du Port, des Quais et des Entrepôts de Beyrouth and the Société Radio-Orient - The Court extended to 29 December 1959 the date for the filing of the Counter-Memorial of Lebanon
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English French

Press release 1960/1

8 January 1960
Compagnie du Port, des Quais et des Entrepôts de Beyrouth and the Société Radio-Orient - The Government of Lebanon files Preliminary Objections
Available in:
English French

Press release 1960/19

8 September 1960
Compagnie du Port, des Quais et des Entrepôts de Beyrouth and the Société Radio-Orient - The case is removed from the Court's List
Available in:
English French

Correspondence

Correspondence

13 February 1959
Correspondence
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