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Apophis   

This is good news as it nips in the bud the ability for NN fake wadanis to use this issue for propaganda purposes.

The case started long before Farmajo and it will finish long after he is kicked to the curb.

New date 15/03/2021.

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Talaado, May 19, 2020 (HOL) - Garsoorka maxkamadda caddaaladda caalamiga ah ee ICJ ayaa ku dhawaaqay in mar kale dib loo dhigay...

 

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Kenya is hoping for one of the Moryaann to come to power so they can bribe.

Election will be postponed and THEY will need to deal with Farmaajo.

DELAY is justified cuz of Covid-19,  no idea why this is making secessionist happy

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The one thing Hassan Sheikh did right during his term in office was bringing the maritime case with Kenya to the ICJ.  
 

February 7, 2017

The International Court of Justice (“ICJ” or “Court”) delivered its Judgment on jurisdiction in the case concerning Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v. Kenya) on February 2, 2017 and found that it does have jurisdiction to hear the case brought by Somalia. The case will now proceed to the merits.

Foley Hoag LLP partners Paul Reichler and Lawrence Martin lead Somalia’s legal team.

“This is a great day for the Somali people,” Martin said. “They will now have a chance to have their case vindicated on the merits before the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.”

Somalia instituted proceedings against Kenya before the ICJ in August 2014, requesting the Court to definitively determine the complete course of the maritime boundary between Somalia and Kenya in the Indian Ocean. The dispute stems from Kenya’s claim to a maritime boundary following a parallel of latitude running due east from the coast in circumstances where a delimitation drawn in accordance with international law should run southeast.

In October 2015, Kenya lodged a preliminary objection to the Court’s jurisdiction, arguing that a 2009 Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) between the two countries constituted a binding agreement not to take their maritime boundary dispute to third party adjudication. After Somalia filed its written response to Kenya’s objection in February 2016, the Court heard oral arguments on the issue in September 2016.

In its Judgement on jurisdiction, which is final and without appeal, the ICJ decisively rejected Kenya’s objection by a vote of 13-3. The Court found that the 2009 MOU posed no obstacle to its jurisdiction because it did not, as Kenya argued, constitute a binding agreement not to bring the dispute to court. 

“All credit goes to the President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, for making the tough decision to bring this case to the ICJ. There were doubters along the way but the President’s wisdom has been fully vindicated,” Martin said.

In addition to Foley Hoag LLP, Somalia is represented by Professor Philippe Sands, QC of Matrix Chambers, London and Professor Emeritus Alain Pellet of the University of Paris Ouest, Nanterre-La Défense.

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qorane   

Hearing of Somalia-Kenya maritime dispute case to open at ICJ

 September 19, 2014

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The International Court of Justice will open the first session of hearing the case of the maritime border dispute between Somalia and Kenya next week, Somali government official told RBC.

The hearing will take place in the court’s headquarters in The Hague where Somali Government has filed its complaints against Kenya’s motive to take part of Somalia’s maritime boundary.

“The hearing will commence on next week as there are international lawyers helping Somalia to defend its legal borders against Kenya.” Abdi Hassan, of Somalia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

Somali Government said it will never accept Kenya’s efforts to sieze part of the nation’s boundary even if the country has been in anarchy for more than two decades.

Last week President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has mentioned that despite Kenya’s attempt to claim 150kms of Somalia’s maritime boundary, which his government will continue to defend for Somalia’s maritime in a legal and civilized manner in front of international justice.

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Amina Mohammed said Saturday that her country would prefer to settle the dispute out of court, adding that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud will meet in New York during the UN General Assembly next week to sort out the issue.

Meanwhile Kenyan officials said on Wednesday that they hired a team of international lawyers to defend its claim to seize the maritime boundary of Somalia.

Both Somalia and Kenya are claiming a patch of about 1000 km that is said to be rich in natural resources such as Gas, Oil and Fish. The dispute arose in 2009 and has been the talking point since then. In 2011, Kenyan troops crossed into Somalia following a spate of attacks and kidnappings in the coast region. Kenya blamed al-Shabaab for the attacks and sought to launch attacks inside Somalia.

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