Thursday, July 22, 2010
The West African countries of Burkina Faso and Niger have submitted a dispute over their common border to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as part of a wider agreement by the two States to resolve the situation peacefully.
The countries asked the ICJ to delineate the border between the two nations from the Tong-Tong marker to the start of the Botou bend.
The ICJ was also asked to observe the two countries’ agreement on the results of the work of a joint technical commission set up by Burkina Faso and Niger on two other sections of their shared border.
The decision to refer the matter to the ICJ is in line with a special agreement signed by the two countries last year in Niamey, the capital of Niger.
(From a UN Press Release)