The Order of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea concerning the request for provisional measures in the MOX Plant Case (Ireland v. United Kingdom) will be delivered by the President of the Tribunal, Judge P. Chandrasekhara Rao, on Monday, 3 December 2001, at 11 a.m.
The dispute concerns the commissioning of the MOX plant at Sellafield in the United Kingdom. Ireland submitted a request for the prescription of provisional measures on 9 November 2001 pending the constitution of an arbitral tribunal under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
At a public sitting of the Tribunal held on 18 November 2001, Mr. Alberto Székely, Judge ad hoc chosen by Ireland, made the solemn declaration required under article 9 of the Rules of the Tribunal. The hearing in this case was held on 19 and 20 November 2001.