ICJ denies Nicaragua to expand continental shelf towards Colombia

The Hague (BLAZETRENDS).- The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled this Wednesday that Nicaragua cannot extend its continental shelf beyond the 200 nautical miles that delimit its maritime border with Colombia.

“The Court, by 13 votes to 4, rejects the request of the Republic of Nicaragua,” said Judge Joan E. Donoghue, president of the United Nations Tribunal.

Petro celebrates a victory

Colombian President Gustavo Petro celebrated the “great victory” achieved in the ICJ this Thursday.

“Great victory for Colombia in The Hague. The ICJ did not agree to Nicaragua’s claims to expand its continental shelf,” the president said on his Twitter account, who is expected to travel today to the San Andrés archipelago for this reason.

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