Monday, April 20, 2009

Permanent Court of Arbitration Starts Deliberations to Mediate Demarcation of a Town Between Northern and Southern Sudan

A United Nations-supported international court in The Hague has begun hearings to mediate a settlement over a disputed town straddling northern and southern Sudan.  A U.N. press release informs us that the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has started deliberations over the demarcation of Abyei.  Resolution of the boundary is central to the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended the long-running north-south civil war in Sudan.  Boundary markings in the area of Abyei, which lies in an oil-rich area, are contested by the Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.  The hearing will be conducted under the Court’s optional rules for “Arbitrating Disputes between Two Parties of Which Only One is a State.”

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