Colombia acquires sovereignty over islands in the Caribbean

Colombia acquires sovereignty over islands in the Caribbean


The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, rendered on 19 November its decision in the territorial and maritime dispute between Colombia and Nicaragua.

The dispute related to the sovereignty over islands in the Caribbean Sea. According to the court, ‘Colombia, and not Nicaragua, has sovereignty over the islands at Alburquerque, Bajo Nuevo, East-Southeast Cays, Quitasueño, Roncador, Serrana and Serranilla’.

The decis...


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