ICJ Holds First Virtual Hearing Over Guyana-Venezuela Land Dispute

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) held its first virtual hearing on Tuesday, addressing a territorial dispute between Guyana and Venezuela. Guyana is arguing that the boundary between the nations was clarified by the Arbitral Award of 1899, whereas Venezuela called the award an “Anglo-Russian conspiracy.”
In taking the case to the ICJ, Guyana seeks to enforce the demarcation of the border with Venezuela. The area at issue is west of Guyana’s Essequibo River. The discovery of oil off the coast has sparked a debate between Guyana and Venezuela over the line in recent years. readmore

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