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Sunday, November 16, 2014

ICJ to hear Kenya, Somalia maritime dispute

 The International Court of Justice has fixed timelines for Kenya and Somalia to file initial pleadings for their maritime boundary dispute over oil exploration blocks.
Somalia has laid claim to Kenya’s exploration blocks L-5, L-21, L-22, L-23, L24 and L-25, arguing the border runs continuously from land into the ocean, diagonally from the northwest to the southeast instead of directly east. Somalia has up to July 13 2015 to file a petition on the delimitation of the Indian Ocean while Kenya has to submit a counter-petition by May 27, 2016.
Read more at The East African 
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