149- Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso/Niger)

149- Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso/Niger) On July 20th, 2012, Burkina Faso and Niger submitted a border dispute to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) pursuant to a Special Agreement signed by both countries on February 24th, 2009. In Article 2 of the Special Agreement, the Court was requested in particular to determine the course of the […]

102- Sovereignty over Pulau Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan (Indonesia/Malaysia)

102- Sovereignty over Pulau Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan (Indonesia/Malaysia) The Republic of Indonesia and Malaysia signed a compromise on January 31st, 1997 in Kuala Lumpur which aimed to submit their dispute to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The question put to the Court was to decide which of the two States, in light of […]

068- The Continental Shelf Case (Libya vs Malta)

068- The Continental Shelf Case (Libya vs Malta) On July 26th, 1982, Libya and Malta notified the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of a special agreement in which it requested the Court to answer the question presented as follows: “What principles and rules of international law are applicable to the delimitation of the areas of […]

063- The Continental Shelf Case (Tunisia vs Libya)

063- The Continental Shelf Case (Tunisia vs Libya) On December 1st, 1978, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) received a special agreement signed by Libya and Tunisia concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf of each of the countries concerned. Article 1 of the Compromise presented the question of law as follows: “What principles and […]

052- North Sea Continental Shelf (Germany vs Netherlands)

052- North Sea Continental Shelf (Germany vs Netherlands) On February 20th, 1967, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was seized by way of Special Agreement of a dispute concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf of the North Sea between Germany and the Netherlands. In particular, it was asked to answer the following question: “What […]

051- North Sea Continental Shelf (Germany vs Denmark)

051- North Sea Continental Shelf (Germany vs Denmark) On February 20th, 1967, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was seized by way of Special Agreement of a dispute concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf of the North Sea between Germany and Denmark. In particular, it was asked to answer the following question: “What principles […]

039- Arbitral Award Made by the King of Spain of 23 Dec. 1906 (Honduras vs Nicaragua)

039- Arbitral Award Made by the King of Spain of 23 Dec. 1906 (Honduras vs Nicaragua) On July 1st, 1958, Honduras filed an application instituting proceedings  before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Nicaragua concerning the delimitation of part of the border between the two countries. Indeed, in a convention signed on October 7th, […]

038- Sovereignty over Certain Frontier Land (Belgium vs Netherlands)

038- Sovereignty over Certain Frontier Land (Belgium vs Netherlands) On November  27th, 1957, Belgium and the Netherlands jointly submitted to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a compromise requesting it to grant sovereignty over certain border plots of land to one or the other of the country. Each party presented the title and documents on […]

017- Minquiers and Ecrehous (France vs UK)

017- Minquiers and Ecrehous (France vs UK) On December 6th, 1951, France and the United Kingdom submitted to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a Special Agreement signed by the two states asking the Court the question of which of the two parties had sovereignty over the groups of islets of Minquiers and Ecrehous according […]