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Declarations recognizing the jurisdiction of the Court as compulsory

Lesotho

6 September 2000

On behalf of the Kingdom of Lesotho, I have the honour to declare that the Kingdom of Lesotho recognizes as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, in relation to any other State which accepts or has accepted the same obligation, the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in all legal disputes referred to in paragraph 2 of Article 36 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice.

This Declaration does not apply to any dispute the solution of which the parties thereto have agreed or shall agree to have recourse to other means of peaceful settlement for its final and binding decision.

This Declaration shall remain in force until notice of its termination is given.

Accept, Sir, the assurance of my highest consideration.

Dated at Maseru this 31st day of August, 2000.

(Signed)

Motsoahae Thomas THABANE,

Minister of Foreign Affairs.