5. On 23 March 2011, the Court notified the parties that, in accordance with article 27(2) of the Protocol and
Rule 51(1) of its Rules, it had the power, on its own and without having to hear the parties, to order
provisional measures in view of the urgency and gravity of the situation;
6. On 25 March 2011, the Court issued an order of provisional measures, receipt of which the Respondent
acknowledged on 2 April 2011;
7. On 13 April 2011, the Court received the Respondent's reaction to the Order of provisional measures;
8. On 18 May, 2011, the Registry received a letter from the Embassy of Libya in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia,
requesting for three weeks' extension of time for the Respondent to submit its response to the application,
9. On 8 June, 2011, during its 21st Ordinary Session, and before the Court had considered the
Respondent's request for extension of time, the Registry received both the Respondent's notification of the
name and address of its representative and its response to the application dated 7 June, 2011;
1O. On 16 June 2011, the Court decided to extend the time for the Respondent to submit its response to
the application to 8 June, 2011, the date on which the Court received the Respondent's response
communicating the names and addresses of its representatives, as well as its response to the application;
11. By letter of 18 June, 2011, the Registry transmitted to the Applicant, the Respondent's response to the
application, and indicated that the Applicant should submit its reply within thirty (30) days of the date of
receipt of the letter;
12. On 28 June, 2011, the Registry received a letter from the Applicant requesting for extension of time for
its reply, up to 30 September, 2011;
13. On 2 September, 2011, the Court decided to extend the time for the Applicant to file its reply to 30
September, 2011;
14. By letter dated 28 September, 2011, the Applicant requested the Court for a second extension of time
for its reply, for a further period of one year, to allow the situation in Libya to evolve sufficiently to permit the
gathering of the required evidence;
15. During its 23rd Ordinary Session, the Court decided to serve the Applicant's request for extension of
time on the Respondent;
16. By letter dated 22 December, 2011, the Registry served on the Respondent, the Applicant's request for
extension of time;
17. During its 24th Ordinary Session held from 19 to 30 March, 2012, the Court noted that the Respondent
had not reacted to the Applicant's request, and decided to extend the time for the Applicant to file its reply
to 31 August, 2012;
18. By letter dated 2 May, 2012 and received at the Registry on 15 June 2012, the Representative of the
Respondent requested the Court to drop the case as the Respondent government is no longer in existent;
19. By separate letters of 27 June) 2012, the Applicant, as well as PALU, were served with copies of the
Respondent's letter of 2 May;
20. By letter dated 28 August, 2012, received at the Registry on 30 August, 2012, the Applicant requested
that the matter be [qoute]stood down until the circumstances on the ground in Libya permit the gathering of
the necessary evidences and testimonies[/quote];
21. At its 25th Ordinary Session, the Court noted that the deadline given to the Applicant to submit its reply
had not expired, and decided to wait for the expiration of the deadline before taking a decision;
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