Declarations recognizing the jurisdiction of the Court as compulsory

Cote d'Ivoire

29 August 2001

[Translation from the French]

Concerned on the one hand to ensure the peaceful and equitable settlement of all international disputes, particularly those in which it might be involved, and on the other hand to contribute to the development and strengthening of international law, the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, pursuant to article 36, paragraph 2 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, declares that it recognizes as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, in relation to any other State accepting the same obligation, the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in all legal disputes concerning:

(a) The interpretation of a treaty;

(b) Any question of international law;

(c) The existence of any fact which, if established, would constitute a breach of an international obligation;

(d) The nature or extent of the reparation to be made for the breach of an international obligation; with the exception of :

1. Disputes concerning which the parties have agreed to have recourse to some other method of settlement;

2. Disputes with regard to questions which by international law fall within the exclusive competence of Côte d'Ivoire.

The present declaration bas been made for an unlimited period, subject to the power of denunciation and modification attached to any obligation assumed by a State in its international relations.

It will enter into force when it is received by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Abidjan, 22 August 2001.

(Signed) Sangaré Abou DRAHAMANE,

Minister of State

Minister for Foreign Affairs.