Declarations recognizing the jurisdiction of the Court as compulsory

Costa Rica

20 February 1973

[Translation from the Spanish]

The Government of Costa Rica 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 of the kinds referred to in Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice. This Declaration shall be valid for a period of five years and shall be understood to be tacitly renewed for like periods, unless denounced before the expiration of the said period.

San José, 5 February 1973.

(Signed) Gonzalo J. FACIO,

Minister for Foreign Affairs.