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085- Maritime Delimitation between Guinea Bissau and Senegal (Guinea Bissau vs Senegal)

On March 12th, 1991, Guinea-Bissau filed an application instituting proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Senegal. In so far as that application had a clear connection with the case 082- Arbitral Award of 31 July 1989 (Guinea Bissau vs Senegal) still under deliberation before the same formation, the President of the Court, after meeting with the parties, decided that no action would be taken before a judgment in the other case was rendered.

In its Judgment of 12-11-1991.pdf in the arbitral award case of July 31th, 1989, the ICJ deemed it “highly desirable that the elements of the dispute that were not settled by the Arbitral Award of 31 July 1989 be resolved as soon as possible, as both Parties desire”. Both countries therefore entered into negotiations which have resulted in a compromise which they have found satisfactory. Henceforth, they chose to withdraw from the present proceeding. This decision was confirmed by the Court in its Order of November 8th, 1995. 

Order of 08-11-1995.pdf

This summary is provided for informational purposes only, does not involve the responsibility of Dome and should in no way be used as a substitute for a careful reading of the judgment and order of the case.