Today at 10 o’clock the Permanent Court of Arbitration will render its decision in the ‘Abyei Arbitration case‘. The case concerns a dispute between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army. The issue to be decided are the boundaries of the oil-rich Abyei region in southern Sudan, which has threatened to disrupt the fragile 2005 peace agreement due to continued tensions.
The tribunal consists of the following members: Professor Pierre-Marie Dupuy (Presiding); H.E. Judge Awn Al-Khasawneh; Professor Gerhard Hafner; Professor W. Michael Reisman; Judge Stephen Schwebel.
Interestingly the ceremony will be webcast live on the website of the Court (follow this link).