Costa Rica seeks court ruling on Nicaragua border dispute

 

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica,  (Reuters) – Costa Rica will ask the International Court of Justice to settle a decade-old maritime border dispute with Nicaragua related to potential oil concessions, President Laura Chinchilla said on Monday.

Costa Rica plans to file a complaint with the court at The Hague in which it will ask the court to determine its borders with Nicaragua in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean, she said in a statement.

The dispute dates back to 2002 when Nicaragua published maps detailing oil concessions, some of which were in waters claimed by Costa Rica.

Nicaragua published the maps of the disputed concessions again in 2013, reviving the issue.

The Central American countries already have an open dispute at The Hague related to an area of wetlands known as Isla Portillos.

Late last year, the International Court of Justice rejected a complaint by Nicaragua that a road Costa Rica had built parallel to the San Juan river had polluted the waterway, which serves as a partial border between the two countries.

More in World

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Boy critical, siblings hurt in crash

  2. No renegotiating illegal parking meter contract

  3. Man charged with stealing $700,000 from Republic Bank customer’s account

  4. Shot pandit recovering

  5. Husband held after fatal stabbing of Amelia’s Ward mother

  6. Stephen Vieira released

  7. GBTI to recover funds lost in alleged fraud -Board Chairman

  8. Karen Williams

    Links between Roger Khan, Leslie Ramsammy were strong – US Charge d’ Affaires in cable

  9. SOCU investigating cocaine trafficker ‘Haffa’ for alleged money laundering – James


Recommended For You