1. The Tribunal fixed the procedural schedule for these proceedings on jurisdiction in Section 14 of Procedural Order No. 1, dated December 20, 2013. This schedule considered the Parties’ discussion during the Tribunal’s First Session on December 17, 2013. On March 5, 2014 the Parties submitted a joint proposal of an amended procedural calendar, which was adopted by the Tribunal in Procedural Order No. 4, dated March 6, 2014.
2. This calendar allowed for two rounds of document production. The first round was scheduled to take place prior to the filing of Respondent’s Memorial on Jurisdiction and the second round would take place after Claimants filed their Memorial on the Merits and Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction.
3. On the eve of the date of filing of Respondent’s Memorial on Jurisdiction, Claimants requested the Tribunal’s immediate assistance in resolving what Claimants considered an urgent document production dispute between the Parties.1 Considering the existence of this dispute between the Parties, Respondent refrained from submitting or relying upon the disputed documents in its Memorial on Jurisdiction2.
4. The Parties presented subsequent submissions on the issues involved in the document production dispute3.