Declarations recognizing the jurisdiction of the Court as compulsory


22 June 1966

In accordance with Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, I declare, on behalf of the Government of the Gambia, that the Gambia 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 until such time as notice may be given to terminate the acceptance, over all disputes arising in the future 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 reservation, however, that this declaration does not apply to

(a) Disputes in regard to which the parties have agreed to a settlement other than by recourse to the International Court of Justice.

(b) Disputes with any country in the Commonwealth.

(c) Disputes which, by international law, fall exclusively within the jurisdiction of the Gambia.

Bathurst, 14 June 1966.

(Signed) A. B. N'JIE,

Minister of State for External Affairs.