Muna2014

Next MUNA conference:
February 20, 21 & 22, 2018
Issues

Joined case: Certain Activities Carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica vs. Nicaragua) (2010) & Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua vs. Costa Rica) (2011)

Issue in International Court of Justice

On 18th November 2010, Costa Rica filed for proceedings against Nicaragua in the ICJ case: ‘Certain Activities Carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area.’ This was the result of the 2010 Isla Calero dispute, a broiling border dispute that is part of a centuries-long series of border conflicts between the two Central American countries Costa Rica and Nicaragua along the San Juan River border. The recent dispute concerning the delta island Isla Calero, was caused by different interpretations of the 1858 Cañas-Jerez Treaty and started after Nicaragua initiated dredging operations in October. In 2011, after Costa Rica built a 160 km-long road along Costa Rica’s side of the San Juan River, Nicaragua filed for proceedings against Costa Rica in the ICJ case: ‘Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River.’

Currently the two countries are in a heavy dispute, deliberating over environmental matters, violations of sovereignty and territorial integrity.

As the two cases show significant similarities, the delegates of the ICJ shall cover both of the parallel cases in the form of a single joined case

 

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