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Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria: Equatorial Guinea intervening)

See also Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 11 June 1998 in the Case concerning the Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria), Preliminary Objections (Nigeria v. Cameroon)

Overview of the case

On 29 March 1994, Cameroon filed in the Registry of the Court an Application instituting proceedings against Nigeria with respect to the question of sovereignty over the Bakassi Peninsula, and requesting the Court to determine the course of the maritime frontier between the two States in so far as that frontier had not been established in 1975. As a basis for the jurisdiction of the Court, Cameroon referred to the declarations made by the two States under Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the Court, by which they accepted that jurisdiction as compulsory. In its Application, Cameroon referred to “an aggression by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, whose troops are occupying several Cameroonian localities on the Bakassi Peninsula”, and asked the Court, inter alia, to adjudge and declare that sovereignty over the Peninsula of Bakassi was Cameroonian, by virtue of international law, and that Nigeria had violated and was violating the fundamental principle of respect for frontiers inherited from colonization (uti possidetis juris), as well as other rules of conventional and customary international law, and that Nigeria’s international responsibility was involved. Cameroon also requested the Court to proceed to prolong the course of its maritime boundary with Nigeria up to the limit of the maritime zone which international law placed under their respective jurisdictions.

On 6 June 1994, Cameroon filed in the Registry an Additional Application “for the purpose of extending the subject of the dispute” to a further dispute described as relating essentially “to the question of sovereignty over part of the territory of Cameroon in the area of Lake Chad”, while also requesting the Court to specify definitively the frontier between Cameroon and Nigeria from Lake Chad to the sea. That Application was treated as an amendment to the initial Application. After Nigeria had raised certain preliminary objections, Cameroon presented, on 1 May 1996, a written statement of its observations and submissions relating thereto, in accordance with an Order of the President dated 10 January 1996. Moreover, on 12 February 1996, Cameroon, referring to the “grave incidents which [had] taken place between the . . . forces [of the Parties] in the Bakassi Peninsula since . . . 3 February 1996”, asked the Court to indicate provisional measures. By an Order dated 15 March 1996, the Court indicated a number of provisional measures aimed principally at putting an end to the hostilities.

The Court held hearings from 2 to 11 March 1998 on the preliminary objections raised by Nigeria. In its Judgment of 11 June 1998, the Court found that it had jurisdiction to adjudicate upon the merits of the dispute and that Cameroon’s requests were admissible. The Court rejected seven of the preliminary objections raised by Nigeria and declared that, as the eighth did not have an exclusively preliminary character, it should be settled during the proceedings on the merits.

Nigeria filed its Counter-Memorial, including counter-claims, within the time-limit extended by the Court. On 30 June 1999, the Court adopted an Order declaring Nigeria’s counter-claims admissible and fixing 4 April 2000 as the time-limit for the filing of the Reply of Cameroon and 4 January 2001 as the time-limit for the filing of the Rejoinder of Nigeria. In its Order, the Court also reserved the right of Cameroon to present its views in writing a second time on the Nigerian counter-claims in an additional pleading which might be the subject of a subsequent Order. The Reply and the Rejoinder were duly filed within the time-limits so fixed. In January 2001, Cameroon informed the Court that it wished to present its views in writing a second time on Nigeria’s counter-claims. As Nigeria had no objection to that request, the Court authorized the presentation by Cameroon of an additional pleading relating exclusively to the counter-claims submitted by Nigeria. That pleading was duly filed within the time-limit fixed by the Court.

On 30 June 1999, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea filed an Application for permission to intervene in the case. Each of the two Parties having filed its written observations on that Application and Equatorial Guinea having informed the Court of its views with respect to them, the Court, by Order of 21 October 1999, authorized Equatorial Guinea to intervene in the case pursuant to Article 62 of the Statute, to the extent, in the manner and for the purposes set out in its Application. Equatorial Guinea filed a written statement and each of the Parties filed written observations on the latter within the time-limits fixed by the Court. Public hearings on the merits were held from 18 February to 21 March 2002.

In its Judgment of 10 October 2002, the Court determined as follows the course of the boundary, from north to south, between Cameroon and Nigeria :

  • In the Lake Chad area, the Court decided that the boundary was delimited by the Thomson-Marchand Declaration of 1929-1930, as incorporated in the Henderson-Fleuriau Exchange of Notes of 1931 (between Great Britain and France) ; it found that the boundary started in the Lake from the Cameroon-Nigeria-Chad tripoint (whose co-ordinates it defined) and followed a straight line to the mouth of the River Ebeji as it was in 1931 (whose coordinates it also defined) and thence ran in a straight line to the point where the river today divided into two branches.
  • Between Lake Chad and the Bakassi Peninsula, the Court confirmed that the boundary was delimited by the following instruments :
    • from the point where the River Ebeji bifurcated as far as Tamnyar Peak, by the Thomson-Marchand Declaration of 1929-1930 (paras. 2-60), as incorporated in the Henderson-Fleuriau Exchange of Notes of 1931 ;
    • from Tamnyar Peak to pillar 64 referred to in Article XII of the Anglo- German Agreement of 12 April 1913, by the British Order in Council of 2 August 1946 ;
    • from pillar 64 to the Bakassi Peninsula, by the Anglo-German Agreements of 11 March and 12 April 1913.
  • The Court examined point by point seventeen sectors of the land boundary and specified for each one how the above-mentioned instruments were to be interpreted.
  • In Bakassi, the Court decided that the boundary was delimited by the Anglo-German Agreement of 11 March 1913 (Arts. XVIII-XX) and that sovereignty over the Bakassi Peninsula lay with Cameroon. It decided that in that area the boundary followed the thalweg of the River Akpakorum (Akwayafe), dividing the Mangrove Islands near Ikang in the way shown on map TSGS 2240, as far as a straight line joining Bakassi Point and King Point.
  • As regards the maritime boundary, the Court, having established that it had jurisdiction to address that aspect of the case — which Nigeria had disputed —, fixed the course of the boundary between the two States’ maritime areas.
  • In its Judgment the Court requested Nigeria, expeditiously and without condition, to withdraw its administration and military or police forces from the area of Lake Chad falling within Cameroonian sovereignty and from the Bakassi Peninsula. It also requested Cameroon expeditiously and without condition to withdraw any administration or military or police forces which might be present along the land boundary from Lake Chad to the Bakassi Peninsula on territories which, pursuant to the Judgment, fell within the sovereignty of Nigeria. The latter had the same obligation in regard to territories in that area which fell within the sovereignty of Cameroon. The Court took note of Cameroon’s undertaking, given at the hearings, to “continue to afford protection to Nigerians living in the [Bakassi] peninsula and in the Lake Chad area”. Finally, the Court rejected Cameroon’s submissions regarding the State responsibility of Nigeria, as well as Nigeria’s counter-claims.


    This overview is provided for information only and in no way involves the responsibility of the Court.

Institution of proceedings

Written proceedings

Memorial of the Republic of Cameroon
(French version only)

16 March 1995
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
French

Preliminary Objections of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

18 December 1995
Procedure(s): Preliminary objections
Available in:
English

Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures submitted by the Republic of Cameroon
(French version only)

10 February 1996
Procedure(s): Provisional measures
Available in:
French

Letter from the Federal Republic of Nigeria

16 February 1996
Procedure(s): Provisional measures
Available in:
English

Letter from the Republic of Cameroon

26 February 1996
Procedure(s): Provisional measures
Available in:
English

Observations of the Republic of the Cameroon on the Preliminary Objections of Nigeria
(French version only)

30 April 1996
Procedure(s): Preliminary objections
Available in:
French

Counter-Memorial of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

21 May 1999
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
English

Letter from the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

3 September 1999
Procedure(s): Intervention
Available in:
English

Letter from the Federal Republic of Nigeria

13 September 1999
Procedure(s): Intervention
Available in:
English

Letter from the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

11 October 1999
Procedure(s): Intervention
Available in:
English

Letter from the Republic of Cameroon
(French version only)

11 October 1999
Procedure(s): Intervention
Available in:
French

Reply of the Republic of Cameroon
(French version only)

4 April 2000
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
French

Rejoinder of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

4 January 2001
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
English

Written Statement of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

4 April 2001
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
English

Written Observations of the Republic of Cameroon
(French version only)

4 July 2001
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
French

Additional Pleading of the Republic of Cameroon Relating Solely to Nigeria's Counter-claims
(French version only)

4 July 2001
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
French

Oral proceedings

Verbatim record 1996/2

Public sitting held on Tuesday 5 March 1996, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Bedjaoui presiding
Procedure(s): Provisional measures
Available in:
Original Language

Verbatim record 1996/3

Public sitting held on Wednesday 6 March 1996, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Bedjaoui presiding
Procedure(s): Provisional measures
Available in:
Original Language

Verbatim record 1996/4

Public sitting held on Friday 8 March 1996, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Bedjaoui presiding
Procedure(s): Provisional measures
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 1998/1

Public sitting held on Monday 2 March 1998, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Schwebel presiding
Procedure(s): Preliminary objections
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 1998/2

Public sitting held on Tuesday 3 March 1998, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Schwebel presiding
Procedure(s): Preliminary objections
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 1998/3

Public sitting held on Thursday 5 March 1998, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Schwebel presiding
Procedure(s): Preliminary objections
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 1998/4

Public sitting held on Friday 6 March 1998, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Schwebel presiding
Procedure(s): Preliminary objections
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 1998/5

Public sitting held on Monday 9 March 1998, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Schwebel presiding
Procedure(s): Preliminary objections
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 1998/6

Public sitting held on Wednesday 11 March 1998, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Schwebel presiding
Procedure(s): Preliminary objections
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/1

Public sitting held on Monday 18 February 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/2

Public sitting held on Tuesday 19 February 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/3

Public sitting held on Wednesday 20 February 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language

Verbatim record 2002/4

Public sitting held on Thursday 21 February 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/5

Public sitting held on Friday 22 February 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/6

Public sitting held on Monday 25 February 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/7

Public sitting held on Tuesday 26 February 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/8

Public sitting held on Thursday 28 February 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/9

Public sitting held on Friday 1 March 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/10

Public sitting held on Monday 4 March 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/11

Public sitting held on Tuesday 5 March 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/12

Public sitting held on Wednesday 6 March 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/13

Public sitting held on Thursday 7 March 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume and Vice-President Shi presiding, successively
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/14

Public sitting held on Friday 8 March 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, Vice-President Shi, Acting President, presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/15

Public sitting held on Monday 11 March 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/16

Public sitting held on Monday 11 March 2002, at 3 p.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/17

Public sitting held on Tuesday 12 March 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/18

Public sitting held on Thursday 14 March 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/19

Public sitting held on Thursday 14 March 2002, at 3 p.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/20

Public sitting held on Friday 15 March 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/21

Public sitting held on Monday 18 March 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/22

Public sitting held on Tuesday 19 March 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/23

Public sitting held on Tuesday 19 March 2002, at 3 p.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/24

Public sitting held on Wednesday 20 March 2002, at 3 p.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/25

Public sitting held on Thursday 21 March 2002, at 3 p.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Verbatim record 2002/26

Public sitting held on Thursday 21 March 2002, at 4.55 p.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
Original Language
Translation
(bilingual version) Translation

Other documents

Documents submitted by the Republic of Cameroon at the 8 March 1996 Hearing
(French version only)

8 March 1996
Procedure(s): Provisional measures
Available in:
French

Memorandum of the Republic of Cameroon on the Proceedings
(French version only)

9 April 1997
Procedure(s): Preliminary objections
Available in:
French

Opinion of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Cameroon's Memorandum

13 May 1997
Procedure(s): Preliminary objections
Available in:
English

Written Replies of the Republic of Cameroon to the Question put by a Judge at the Hearings
(French version only)

10 March 2002
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
French

Cameroon's observations on Nigeria's written responses to the questions put by Members of the Court

19 April 2002
Procedure(s): Preliminary objections | Provisional measures
Available in:
English French

Correction to Nigeria's reply to the questions put by Judge Fleischhauer

3 June 2002
Procedure(s): Preliminary objections
Available in:
English French

Orders

Order of 16 June 1994

Fixing of time-limits: Memorial and Counter-Memorial
Available in:
English French Bilingual

Order of 10 January 1996

Fixing of time-limit: Written Statement of observations and submissions on Preliminary Objections
Available in:
English French Bilingual

Order of 30 June 1998

Fixing of time-limit: Counter-Memorial
Available in:
English French Bilingual

Order of 3 March 1999

Extension of time-limit: Counter-Memorial
Available in:
English French Bilingual

Order of 30 June 1999

Finding regarding Counter-claims; decision on submission of Reply and Rejoinder; fixing of time-limits: Reply and Rejoinder
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
English French Bilingual

Order of 21 October 1999

Decision on intervention; fixing of time-limits: Written Statement and Written Observations
Procedure(s): Intervention
Available in:
English French Bilingual

Order of 20 February 2001

Authorizing of submission of pleading relating to Counter-claims and fixing of time-limit therefor
Procedure(s): Counter-claims
Available in:
English French Bilingual

Judgments

Summaries of Judgments and Orders

Summary 1996/1

Summary of the Order of 15 March 1996
Available in:
English French

Summary 1998/4

Summary of the Judgment of 11 June 1998
Available in:
English French

Summary 1999/14

Summary of the Order of 21 October 1999
Available in:
English French

Summary 2002/0

Summary of the Judgment of 10 October 2002
Available in:
English French

Press releases

Press release 1994/12

30 March 1994
Cameroon brings a case against Nigeria
Available in:
English French

Press release 1994/13

20 June 1994
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Fixing of time-limits for the filing of the initial written pleadings
Available in:
English French

Press release 1996/1

11 January 1996
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Fixing of the time-limit for the filing by Cameroon of its observations and submissions on the preliminary objections raised by Nigeria
Available in:
English French

Press release 1996/5

15 February 1996
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Request for the indication of provisional measures
Available in:
English French

Press release 1996/7

27 February 1996
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Request for the indication of provisional measures - Hearings to open on 5 March 1996
Available in:
English French

Press release 1996/9

4 March 1996
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Public sitting of the Court of Tuesday 5 march 1996
Available in:
English French

Press release 1996/10

11 March 1996
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Request for the indication of provisional measures - Progress and conclusion of public hearings
Available in:
English French

Press release 1996/12

14 March 1996
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Request for the indication of provisional measures - Court to give its decision on 15 March 1996
Available in:
English French

Press release 1996/13

15 March 1996
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Order of the Court on provisional measures
Available in:
English French

Press release 1997/16

5 December 1997
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Hearings to be held from 2 to 11 March 1998 on the issue of the jurisdiction of the Court and the admissibility of Cameroon's claims
Available in:
English French

Press release 1998/3

23 February 1998
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Hearings to open on 2 March on the issue of the jurisdiction of the Court and the admissibility of Cameroon's claims
Available in:
English French

Press release 1998/8

11 March 1998
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Conclusion of the hearings on the issues of the jurisdiction of the Court and the admissibility of Cameroon's claims - The Court ready to consider its Judgment
Available in:
English French

Press release 1998/21

4 June 1998
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Jurisdiction of the Court and admissibility of Cameroon's claims - Court to give its decision on Thursday 11 June 1998
Available in:
English French

Press release 1998/23

11 June 1998
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Preliminary Objections - The Court will proceed to consider the merits of the case
Available in:
English French

Press release 1998/25

1 July 1998
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Nigeria to file its Counter-Memorial by 31 March 1999
Available in:
English French

Press release 1999/11

5 March 1999
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Extension of the time-limit for the filing of Nigeria's Counter-Memorial
Available in:
English French

Press release 1999/35

30 June 1999
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - Equatorial Guinea requests permission to intervene in the proceedings
Available in:
English French

Press release 1999/37

2 July 1999
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - The Court finds Nigeria's counter-claims admissible and fixes time-limits for the filing of further written pleadings
Available in:
English French

Press release 1999/44

22 October 1999
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - The Court authorizes Equatorial Guinea to intervene in the case
Available in:
English French

Press release 2001/4

22 February 2001
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria) - The Court authorizes Cameroon to submit an additional written pleading relating solely to Nigeria's counter-claim
Available in:
English French

Press release 2002/1

28 January 2002
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria; Equatorial Guinea intervening) - The Court will hold public hearings from Monday 18 February to Thursday 21 March 2002
Available in:
English French

Press release 2002/11

22 March 2002
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria; Equatorial Guinea intervening) - The Court ready to consider its Judgment
Available in:
English French

Press release 2002/23

3 October 2002
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria; Equatorial Guinea intervening) - Court to deliver its Judgment on Thursday 10 October 2002 at 3 p.m.
Available in:
English French

Press release 2002/24

9 October 2002
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria; Equatorial Guinea intervening) - President of the Court to deliver a statement to the media immediately after the reading of the Judgment on Thursday 10 October 2002
Available in:
English French

Press release 2002/26

10 October 2002
Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria; Equatorial Guinea intervening) - The Court determines the boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria from Lake Chad to the sea. - It requests each Party to withdraw all administration and military or police forces present on territories falling under the sovereignty of the other Party
Available in:
English French