Special Agreement between Belize and Guatemala 2008

Special Agreement between Belize and Guatemala 2008

  • Special Agreement between Belize and Guatemala 2008

Special Agreement between Belize and Guatemala to Submit Guatemala’s Territorial, Insular And Maritime Claim to the International Court of Justice

The Government of Belize and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala (hereinafter “the Parties”);

Wishing to finally put an end to any and all differences regarding their respective land and insular territories and their maritime areas;

Bearing in mind the recommendation of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States of November 19, 2007, based on article 5 of the “Agreement on a Framework for Negotiations and Confidence-Building Measures between Belize and Guatemala” of September 7, 2005, that the Parties submit the dispute to the International Court of Justice;

Whereas said recommendation has been formally accepted by both Parties, subject to the approval of their citizens in national referenda;

Have agreed as follows

 

The question to be submitted to referenda shall be: “Do you agree that any legal claim of Guatemala against Belize relating to land and insular territories and to any maritime areas pertaining to these territories should be submitted to the International Court of Justice for final settlement and that it determine finally the boundaries of the respective territories and areas of the Parties?” Article 7, 3

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Reference: 

“Special Agreement between Belize and Guatemala to Submit Guatemala’s Territorial, Insular And Maritime Claim to the International Court of Justice”. 2008. Organization of American States. Retrieved from: https://www.oas.org/sap/peacefund/documents/specialagreement.pdf

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