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ICJ to hold border case hearings

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will hold public hearings from 9 to 13 September in The Hague in a case brought by Somalia in 2014 over its maritime border with Kenya. The hearings follow written submissions to the court last year. Kenya initially said the ICJ should not rule on the case, arguing that the court was a last resort and bilateral talks had not been exhausted. However, the court decided in February 2017 that it did have jurisdiction to adjudicate on the dispute, and that Somalia’s application was admissible.

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