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The Court mourns the passing of H.E. Judge James Richard CRAWFORD, who died on 31 May 2021 in The Hague.
By an Order dated 7 April 2021, the Court fixed 5 October 2021 and 5 May 2022 as the respective time-limits for the filing of the Memorial of Equatorial Guinea and the Counter-Memorial of Gabon in the case concerning Land and Maritime Delimitation and Sovereignty over Islands (Gabon/Equatorial Guinea).
By an Order dated 8 March 2021, the Court fixed 8 March 2022 as the time-limit for the filing of the Memorial of Guyana and 8 March 2023 as the time-limit for the filing of the Counter-Memorial of Venezuela in the case concerning the Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 (Guyana v. Venezuela).