22 June 2016
States that are parties to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea may also give their consent in advance to submission of their disputes to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), created by the Convention. [...] After all, the prohibition of the use of force is a cardinal principle of international law, and the maintenance of international peace and security is the fundamental aim of the UN. [...] Burundi appointed an Agent to represent it in the case; attended a consultation with the DRC and the ICJ President over the procedure; denied during the consultation that the ICJ had jurisdiction to hear the case; and insisted that the written procedure should first deal with the issue of jurisdiction. [...] However, the ICJ, did not agree with Senegal.33 In the end, the Court ruled that the arbitral award was valid and binding for the two parties.34 The ICJ’s judgment paved the way for negotiations between the two states for the delimitation of all maritime areas and the withdrawal of the third case in 1994.35 Niger has been party to two frontier disputes before the Court, which heard them on the bas. [...] is a former professor of the The views expressed in this publication are of the authors International Studies Department of the College of alone and do not reflect the official position of the Foreign Liberal Arts at De La Salle University.