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Somalia to rest its case at the ICJ Thursday


Thursday March 18, 2021


Representatives for Somalia during the ICJ hearing on 15 March 2021 in The Hague. © ICJ

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia will conclude its legal case to the ICJ on Thursday at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the international court confirmed in a statement.

It will be the last day of public hearings in the maritime case against Kenya.

Somalia began its oral arguments on Monday and continued through  Tuesday.

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Kenya was scheduled to present its case to the court on Thursday between 3 PM and 6 PM and on Friday from 3 PM to 4:30 PM, but it notified the court that it would not participate in the hearings. The presiding judge in the case, Joan Donoghue, refused Kenya's request to address the court for 30-minutes at the start of the hearings.

The ICJ-  sometimes referred to as the World Court - is the United Nations' judicial arm. The court hears disputes between nations in accordance with international law. The court is a panel of 15 judges elected to a nine-year term by the UN General Assembly and the Security Council. The court has heard 178 cases since its inception in 1945.



 





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