157-Maritime Delimitation in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)

157-Maritime Delimitation in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua) On February 25th, 2015 Costa Rica filed an Application instituting proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Nicaragua concerning a dispute relating the maritime delimitation in the Caribbean sea and the Pacific ocean. Claiming to have exhausted all diplomatic […]

153-Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile)

153-Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile) Bolivia filed an Application instituting proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Chile on April 24th, 2013 concerning a dispute relating to the applicant’s access to the Pacific Ocean. It contended that ”beyond its general obligations under international law, Chile has committed […]

137- Maritime Dispute (Peru vs Chile)

137- Maritime Dispute (Peru vs Chile) On January 16th, 2008, Peru filed an  application instituting the proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Chile to settle the maritime disputes existing between the two States. In its judgment of January 27th, 2014, the ICJ first sought to ascertain that there existed, as Chile claimed, […]

135-Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay)

135-Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay) On May 4th, 2006, Argentina filed an application instituting proceedings against Uruguay before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for an alleged violation of the Treaty of February 26th, 1975 organising the Statute of the River Uruguay (the 1975 Statute), in the part which constitutes their […]

132-Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea (Romania vs Ukraine)

132-Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea (Romania vs Ukraine) On 16 September 2004, Romania filed an Application instituting proceedings against Ukraine before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in respect of a dispute concerning “the establishment of a single maritime boundary between the two States in the Black Sea, thereby delimiting the continental shelf and […]

125- Frontier Dispute (Benin/Niger)

125- Frontier Dispute (Benin/Niger) Benin and Niger signed a Special Agreement on June 15th,2001 in which the two countries agreed to submit to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) their dispute concerning “the definitive delimitation of the whole boundary between them”. On May 3rd, 2002, they notified the Court which, in an order dated November […]

124-Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua vs Colombia)

124-Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua vs Colombia) On December 6th, 2001, Nicaragua filed an application instituting proceedings against Colombia before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in order to settle maritime and territorial disputes that have existed between the parties for many years. Colombia filed preliminary objections regarding the jurisdiction of the Court. In its […]

005- Fisheries Case (UK vs Norway)

005- Fisheries Case (UK vs Norway) On September 28th, 1949, the United Kingdom filed an application instituting proceedings against Norway before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In this case, the ICJ had to rule on the legality of a decree taken by Norway which granted the exclusive use of certain fishing banks to its […]