Tag Archives: International Court of Justice (ICJ)

International Court of Justice (ICJ) to rule on Venezuela/Guyana border issue on December 18. 2020

The Guyana/ Venezuela Border issue lies in the hands of the ICJ

Belize: Put the National Interest FirstSir Ronald Sanders | Caribbean 360

Belize: Put the National Interest First

Sir Ronald Sanders | Caribbean 360

BELMOPAN, Belize – Narrow party-political ambitions frequently thwart the wider national interest in practically every country.

The world is watching this play-out now as a public spectacle in Britain where the Brexit question continues to be deeply immersed in both personal political purposes and a struggle for the supremacy of one political party over another. At the end of it, Britain will be a much-diminished nation economically. It will also have little clout in the international community.

But it is not in Britain alone that this tragedy of political ambition over wider national interest is being displayed. On April 3, seven days before a referendum is scheduled to be held in Belize to determine if the country should take its border dispute with Guatemala for final arbitration to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the opposition political party, the Peoples’ Unity Party (PUP), obtained an injunction from the Chief Justice, Kenneth Benjamin, to stay it.           Continue reading

Guyana files documents with International Court of Justice re Venezuelan claims

Guyana on Monday filed documents at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) outlining why it believes that Netherlands-based body has a right to hear its case to settle the controversy with Venezuela over the 1899 Arbitration Tribunal Award.

“Guyana has no doubt that the Court has jurisdiction to resolve the controversy that has plagued its relations with Venezuela and undermined its ability to develop its sovereign territory and natural resources,” the Foreign Ministry added. Over the decades, Venezuela has scared off an oil exploration ship from an offshore concession granted by Guyana and has written to gold and oil production companies as well as the World Bank that had planned to partly finance the construction of a hydro-power station several decades ago.        Continue reading

Venezuela disagrees with decision to take border dispute to the ICJ

Venezuela disagrees with decision  to take border dispute to the ICJ

Stabroek News – February 1, 2018

Venezuela yesterday criticised the decision by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to forward the border controversy with Guyana to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) even as President David Granger hopes for acceptance by the Nicholas Maduro-led government.

“We hope that the Venezuelan government has the maturity to accept the decision. Sending the matter to the Secretary General was a course of action mutually agreed on” the President yesterday morning told reporters, following the accreditation of new Cuban Ambassador to  Guyana, Narciso Reinaldo Armador Soeorro.       Continue reading