Colombia withdraws from treaty in anger over Court’s decision to transfer some sea territory to Nicaragua

Posted on November 30, 2012 • Filed under: Border Issues, Conflicts, Nicaragua, Politics

Colombia has withdrawn from a treaty that binds it to the UN International Court of Justice in anger at a ruling that shifts some of its resource-rich waters to Nicaragua, President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday. The Hague-based court last week reduced an expanse of sea belonging to Colombia, drawing a demarcation line in favour of Nicaragua even while saying a cluster of disputed islands in the western Caribbean belonged to Colombia and not to Managua. Read Article

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