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Appeal Relating to the Jurisdiction of the ICAO Council (India v. Pakistan)

Overview of the case

In February 1971, following an incident involving the diversion to Pakistan of an Indian aircraft, India suspended overflights of its territory by Pakistan civil aircraft. Pakistan took the view that this action was in breach of the 1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation and the International Air Services Transit Agreement and complained to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization. India raised preliminary objections to the jurisdiction of the Council, but these were rejected and India appealed to the Court. During the written and oral proceedings, Pakistan contended, inter alia , that the Court was not competent to hear the appeal. In its Judgment of 18 August 1972, the Court found that it was competent to hear the appeal of India. It further decided that the ICAO Council was competent to deal with both the Application and the Complaint of which it had been seised by Pakistan, and accordingly dismissed the appeal laid before it by the Government of India.


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

Institution of proceedings

Written proceedings

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Verbatim record 1972

Minutes of the Public Sittings held at the Peace Palace, The Hague, from 19 June to 3 July, and on 18 August 1972, Vice-President Ammoun presiding
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Orders

Order of 16 September 1971

Fixing of time-limit: Memorial
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English French Bilingual

Order of 3 December 1971

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

Order of 19 January 1972

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

Order of 20 March 1972

Extension of time-limits: Reply and Rejoinder
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English French Bilingual

Judgments

Summaries of Judgments and Orders

Summary 1972/3

Summary of the Judgment of 18 August 1972
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Press releases

Press release 1971/12
(French version only)

16 September 1971
Appel concernant la compétence du Conseil de l'OACI (Inde c. Pakistan) - Fixation de la date d'expiration du délai pour la présentation du mémoire de l'Inde (French version only)
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French

Press release 1972/1
(French version only)

21 January 1972
Appel concernant la compétence du Conseil de l'OACI (Inde c. Pakistan) - Dépôt du mémoire du Gouvernement de l'Inde (French version only)
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French

Press release 1972/6
(French version only)

7 June 1972
Appel concernant la compétence du Conseil de l'OACI (Inde c. Pakistan) - Fixation au 19 juin de la date d'ouverture de la procédure orale (French version only)
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French

Press release 1972/7
(French version only)

16 June 1972
Appel concernant la compétence du Conseil de l'OACI (Inde c. Pakistan) - Ouverture des audiences publiques (French version only)
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French

Press release 1972/8
(French version only)

4 July 1972
Appel concernant la compétence du Conseil de l'OACI (Inde c. Pakistan) - Clôture des audiences publiques (French version only)
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French

Press release 1972/15
(French version only)

11 August 1972
Appel concernant la compétence du Conseil de l'OACI (Inde c. Pakistan) - La Cour rendra son arrêt le vendredi 18 août 1972 à 10 heures (French version only)
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French

Press release 1972/17
(French version only)

18 August 1972
La Cour internationale de Justice rend son arrêt dans l'affaire de l'Appel concernant la compétence du Conseil de l'OACI (French version only)
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French

Correspondence

Correspondence

30 August 1971
Correspondence
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