|III.||The International Court of Justice|
|2.||THE JURISDICTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE|
|2.2.||Conditions for a Decision on the Merits|
|2.2.5.||Simultaneous seizing of the Court and the Security Council|
Review of Security Council resolutions
Land and Maritime Boundary betweenCameroon and Nigeria
(Cameroon v. Nigeria) Provisional Measures,
Order of 15 March 1996, I.C.J. Reports 1996, p. 13
[pp. 23-24] 45. Whereas, by letters dated 29 February 1996, the President of the Security Council, acting at the request of its members, addressed the following call to the Governments of the two Parties:
"The members of the Security Council, call upon the parties to respect the cease-fire they agreed to on 17 February in Kara, Togo, and to refrain from further violence. They further call upon the parties to take necessary steps to return their forces to the positions they occupied before, the dispute was referred to the International Court [of Justice]."
46. Whereas the Secretary-General of the United Nations has proposed to despatch a fact-finding mission into the Bakassi Peninsula; whereas the Members of the, Security Council have expressed their satisfaction at the proposal made by the Secretary-General; and whereas the President of the Security Council, by the aforementioned letters likewise informed the Governments of the two Parties that the members of the Security Council urged them to co-operate fully with that fact-finding mission;
(5) By sixteen votes to one,
Both Parties should lend every assistance to the fact-finding mission which
the Secretary-General of the United Nations has proposed to send to the Bakassi
IN FAVOUR: President Bedjaoui; Vice-President Schwebel; Judges Oda, Guillaume, Shahabuddeen, Weeramantry, Ranjeva, Herczegh, Shi, Fleischhauer, Koroma, Vereshchetin, Ferrari Bravo, Higgins, Parra-Aranguren; Judge ad hoc, Mbaye;
AGAINST: Judge ad hoc Ajibola.