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Costa Rica,Nicaragua : International Court of Justice sets a date for judgments in cases between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

The International Court of Justice set the next Friday, February 2, 2018 for the reading of the sentences of the cases that it currently has under its jurisdiction between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The first is "Maritime Delimitation in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)", accumulated with the case "Terrestrial Border in the North Part of Portillos Island (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)".

In 2013, Nicaragua had published maps that offered oil blocks in Costa Rican maritime territory, forcing Costa Rica to present the case before the International Court of Justice on February 25, 2014. This case was accumulated with another that Costa Rica presented on January 16, 2017, following the installation of a Nicaraguan military camp on a strip of beach that Costa Rica estimates to be part of Isla Portillos and, therefore, is Costa Rican territory.

The International Court of Justice will also communicate its decision on the material financial compensation that Nicaragua must pay to Costa Rica for the invasion of Isla Portillos, related to the environmental damage caused there, in accordance with the judgment of the Court of December 16, 2015 , in the case "Certain Activities of Nicaragua in the Border Zone (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)".

In January 2017, after Nicaragua refused to make the payment of the material damages requested by Costa Rica, our country asked the Court to definitively fix the amount of economic compensation that Nicaragua must pay as a result of the material damages product of the invasion of Costa Rican territory by the Nicaraguan army, which was registered at the end of 2010.

In its judgment of December 16, 2015, the International Court of Justice had unanimously decided that Nicaragua "has an obligation to compensate Costa Rica for the material damage caused by the illegal activities of Nicaragua in the territory of Costa Rica. "

The decision on financial compensation will be read at 10 am on February 2, while the decision on the maritime delimitation will be read that same day at 3 pm, both hours from The Hague, The Netherlands.

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Date:Jan 23, 2018
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