Colombia keeps sovereignty over San Andres


The International Court in The Hague after 11 years gave its final verdict against the maritime boundary betwee...


The International Court in The Hague after 11 years gave its final verdict against the maritime boundary between Colombia and Nicaragua.

With respect to the sovereignty of the keys to the high court is Colombia.Lo defined meaning Roncador, Serrana, Serranilla, Bajo Nuevo, Quitasue__o, Alburquerque and keys of this Surestese, are part of the country.

Among the reasons for the high court explained that maps always appeared Colombian islands, cays, islets, while in Nicaragua's only since 1980 when__ litigation started.

It is worth remembering that in 2007 it was determined that San Andr__s, Providencia and Santa Catalina were excluded from the process and therefore the sovereignty over these fell on Colombia in accordance with the treaty.

Background of the case?

In 1913, Nicaragua tries first to claim rights over the archipelago and the March 24, 1928 by Esguerra-Barcenas some agreements were made:

Nicaragua recognized Colombia's sovereignty in the archipelago, while Colombia recognized the sovereignty of Nicaragua and the Mosquito Coast Mangrove Islands.

It included a clause under which the archipelago does not extend west of longitude 82 __ W.

When sued Nicaragua to Colombia?

On December 6, 2001 Nicaragua filed with the International Court of Justice a lawsuit claiming sovereignty over the archipelago of San Andr__s, Providencia and Santa Catalina. Applying the maritime boundary.

Form of Nicaragua with the demand?

Claim sovereignty over San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina and all islands and cays that country.

That is, on Roncador, Serrana, Serranilla, Bajo Nuevo, Quitasue__o, Albuquerque and cays EAST.

What the court decided in 2007?

Colombia has sovereignty over San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina.

And the Court of the Hague determined who are the islands, islets and cays that are part of San Andr__s, as well as sovereignty over Roncador, Serrana and Quitasue__o.

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