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Costa Rica and Nicaragua swap charges in The Hague

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Costa Rica opened the oral proceedings of its case against Nicaragua before The Hague-based International Court of Justice on Monday by describing Nicaragua’s border claims as ridiculous.

Nicaragua and Costa Rica are facing off before the ICJ in order to define maritime boundaries both in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, something they have failed to achieve after negotiations that started in 1976.

Costa Rica’s legal team complained that Nicaragua’s written arguments included a map of Costa Rica without the Nicoya Peninsula; Nicaragua argued that the maritime limits disputed before the ICJ should not take that territory into account.

Source: Tico Times