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Case Concerning Territorial and Maritime Dispute between Nicaragua and Honduras in the Caribbean Sea

On 8 October 2007, the International Court of Justice delivered its judgment in the Case Concerning Territorial and Maritime Dispute between Nicaragua and Honduras in the Caribbean Sea. The Case involved a dispute between Nicaragua and Honduras over the delimitation of their maritime boundary, as well as a sovereignty dispute over certain islands and cays adjacent to their coasts. The case was brought to the Court by Nicaragua in December 1999 on the basis of the American Treaty of Pacific Settlement (the Pact of Bogotá) and the so-called optional clause in Article 36(2) of the ICJ Statute. In its Application,…