ICJ Press Release on Guyana/Venezuela Boundary

International Court of Justice –  Press Release on Guyana/Venezuela Boundary

Guyana files an application against Venezuela

THE HAGUE, 4 April 2018. On Thursday 29 March 2018, the Co-operative Republic of Guyana (hereinafter “Guyana”) filed an application against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (hereinafter “Venezuela”) with the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ
of the United Nations.           

In its Application, Guyana requests the Court “to confirm the legal validity and binding effect of the Award Regarding the Boundary between the Colony of British Guiana and the United States of Venezuela, of 3 October 1899 (hereinafter the ‘1899 Award’)”. The Applicant claims that the 1899 Award was “a full, perfect, and final settlement” of all questions relating to determining the boundary line between the colony of British Guiana and Venezuela.

READ MORE: http://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/171/171-20180404-PRE-01-00-EN.pdf

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  • Clyde Duncan  On April 6, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    It does NOT make any sense, to me, dat Venezuela picked a team to go play for them – they come home and celebrated the victory of “a full, perfect, and final settlement” ….

    For over a hundred years, they have conducted themselves like good neighbours – as though they accepted the results of the “Award” – respecting the frontier and everything within the “Award” ….

    They waited until one of the team was dead – a lawyer who knows how to frame and make compelling arguments, at dat ….

    To add insult to injury, Venezuela waited until all others who participated in the case in 1899 had died, and who could no longer refute the charges that are being made against them, before voicing their objections to the make-up of the “team”.

    – ‘There were NO Venezuelans there to represent us …’, they say.

    If Venezuela does NOT accept “a full, perfect, and final settlement” of 1899 – Why should we believe they would accept any other “Award”??

    After all this time, Venezuela now wants the world to believe they have a legitimate grievance – Dat’s NOT cricket?!?!!

    – It does NOT make any sense!!

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