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Source: International Court of Justice (ICJ)
20 February 2004
Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
(Request for advisory opinion)

Final schedule of public hearings to be held from 23 to 25 February 2004

            THE HAGUE, 20 February 2004.  Further to Press Release 2004/9, the final schedule of the public hearings which are to open on 23 February 2004 in the case concerning Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (request for advisory opinion) will be as follows:

Monday 23 February 2004morning:
     Palestine

     

 afternoon:
     South Africa

     Algeria

     Saudi Arabia

     Bangladesh

Tuesday 24 February 2004morning:
     Belize

     Cuba

     Indonesia

     Jordan

     

 afternoon:
     Madagascar

     Malaysia

     Senegal

     

Wednesday 25 February 2004morning:
     Sudan

     League of Arab States

     Organization of the Islamic Conference

     

             The Court will sit in the morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in the afternoon from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

History of the proceedings

            For the history of the proceedings, please see Press Release 2004/5 on the Court’s website (http://www.icj-cij.org).  Click on “Docket” and then on the hyperlink showing the name of the case concerning the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (request for advisory opinion).

Important reminders

            As indicated in Press Releases 2004/6, 2004/7 and 2004/8, given the interest aroused by these hearings, special, very strict measures have been taken in respect of media and public access to the Peace Palace.  Only those journalists and members of the public who have been duly accredited by the Court will be allowed into, respectively, the Press Centre and the Small Hall of Justice in the Peace Palace.


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            Mr. Arthur Witteveen, First Secretary of the Court (tel.:  + 31 70 302 23 36) and Mrs. Laurence Blairon and Mr. Boris Heim, Press Officers, will be available to members of the public for all further information (tel.:  + 31 70 302 23 37;  e-mail:  information@icj-cij.org).

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