ICJ / SOMALIA VS KENYA

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) redrew the maritime boundary between Somalia and Kenya in what it considered to be an equitable solution to the border dispute in the Indian Ocean. ICJ

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STORY: ICJ / SOMALIA VS KENYA
TRT: 1:12
SOURCE: ICJ
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 12 OCTOBER 2021, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

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12 OCTOBER 2021, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

1. Wide shot, ICJ judges entering court
2. Wide shot, Somali legal team
3. Wide shot, ICJ judges entering court
4. Close up, Kenya placard
5. Wide shot, ICJ judges entering court
6. Med shot, participants via teleconference
7. Wide shot, Donoghue presiding over Court
8. Wide shot, ICJ judges
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Judge Joan E. Donoghue, President, International Court of Justice (ICJ):
"The Court, one, unanimously, finds that there is no agreed maritime boundary between the Federal Republic of Somalia and the Republic of Kenya that follows the parallel of latitude described in paragraph 35 (of the present judgement) above. Two, unanimously decides that the starting-point of the single maritime boundary delimiting the respective maritime areas between the Federal Republic of Somalia and the Republic of Kenya is the intersection of the straight line extending from the final permanent boundary beacon, PB 29, at right angles to the general direction of the coast with the low-water line."
10. Wide shot, Somali legal team standing
11. Close up, Kenya placard
12. Wide shot, judges leaving Court

STORYLINE:

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) redrew the maritime boundary between Somalia and Kenya in what it considered to be an equitable solution to the border dispute in the Indian Ocean.

The new maritime border was widely viewed as closer to the line proposed by Somalia. The Court unanimously found that there was “no agreed maritime boundary” between Kenya and Somalia.

Last week, Kenya reneged its recognition of the Court’s jurisdiction and, as such, the country did not have representation at today’s session.

Somalia had filed the case back in 2014, arguing that the maritime border should follow the direction of the land border.
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