Declarations recognizing the jurisdiction of the Court as compulsory
24 April 2013
I have the honor to declare on behalf of the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands that:
1) The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands accepts as compulsory ipso facto and without special convention, on condition of reciprocity, the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice, in conformity with paragraph 2 of Article 36 of the Statute of the Court, until such time as notice may be given to terminate the acceptance, over all disputes arising after 17 September 1991, with regard to situations or facts subsequent to the same date, other than:
i) any dispute which the Republic of Marshall Islands has agreed with the other Party or Parties there to to settle by some other method of peaceful settlement;
ii) any dispute in respect of which any other Party to the dispute has accepted the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice only in relation to or for the purpose of the dispute.
2) The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands also reserves the right at any time, by means of notification addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and with effect as from the moment of such notification, to add to, amend or withdraw either of the foregoing reservations or any that may hereafter be added.
Done at Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands this 15 March 2013
Minister in Assistance to the President and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs”
(Signed) The Honorable Tony A. deBrum