Ghana Wins case against Côte d’Ivoire at ITLOS

Ghana has won the maritime dispute case against Cote d’Ivoire.

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in its ruling on Saturday said Ghana has no special responsibility towards Côte d’Ivoire and so the issue of reparation does not arise.

Cote d’Ivoire wanted the Special ITLOS Chamber to invite the parties to carry out negotiations in order to reach an agreement on the terms of reparation due Côte d’Ivoire.

It was a unanimous decision.

This means Ghana is not financially obligated to Côte d’Ivoire.

Ghana’s adoption of equidistance accepted

The Special Chamber also accepted Ghana’s argument of adoption of equidistance method of delimitation of maritime boundary between it and Cote d’Ivoire.

It accordingly rejected Cote d’Ivoire’s bisector line method of delimitation.

Cote d’ Ivoire’s claim that Ghana and its coastal lines are unstable was also rejected by the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).

The Special Chamber however dismissed Ghana’s claim that there has been a tacit agreement between it and Cote d’Ivoire.

Source: Graphic Online