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Honduras requests to intervene in territorial and maritime dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia

(6 July 2010)

The republic of Honduras requested permission to intervene in the dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia regarding territorial and maritime claims on June 10, 2010. The dispute over the maritime claim made by Nicaragua falls within a zone of the Caribbean Sea that Honduras has stated it has rights to.

Honduras has referred to a Court Judgement made 8 October, 2007 regarding its maritime boundary with Nicaragua, as well as a 1986 maritime delimitation treaty made with Colombia, in efforts to protect its interests in this zone. Honduras seeks to be permitted to intervene as a State party, pending the decision made by the International Court of Justice.

Source: 'Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia): The Republic of Honduras requests permission to intervene in the proceedings,' International Court of Justice, 16 June, 2010