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Tag: The Hague

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:30 UTC

    Venezuela rejects UN decision to take Guyana border controversy to The Hague

    The administration of President Nicolas Maduro says it prefers another shot at the UN Secretary General Good Offices’ Process.

    Venezuela has rejected the decision made by the United Nations to refer the border controversy with Guyana to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). “The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, faithful to its historical tradition and in accordance with the Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace, reiterates its firm disposition to defend the territorial integrity of our Homeland and maintain political negotiation based on the 1966 Geneva Accord, as the only way to reach a peaceful solution, practical and satisfactory for both parties and in favor of our Peoples,” the Venezuelan government said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2018 - 09:47 UTC

    Macri meets EU leaders in Davos; Argentina sells research reactor to Holland

    President Macri with First Lady Awada and Netherlands queen Maxima

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri held on Wednesday a meeting with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in which they discussed German investments in Argentina through Private-Public Partnership (PPP).

  • Friday, June 30th 2017 - 03:57 UTC

    Slovenia wins legal territorial dispute against Croatia in The Hague

    The disputed waters, which belonged to the former Yugoslavia before its disintegration, were claimed by both countries.

    A Court of Arbitration in The Hague Thursday ruled in favour of Slovenia in its legal dispute with Croatia and ordered that the maritime border between the two countries be modified in the coming months. The decision has not been accepted by Zagreb.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 07:25 UTC

    Uruguayan pulp mill passes pollution tests - Gualeguaychú not quite

    Controversial pulp mill not as polluted as Argentine side of the river

    An Argentine-Uruguayan commission took 50 samples of effluent from the pulp mill off Fray Bentos and as many in the Gualeguaychú mouth of the river in Entre Rios. Botnia passes test. The reports from the samples collected on the Argetine side recorded more polluting than those found off Fray Bentos. The plant's formal name is “Orion” but is widely known for its original Finnish name Botnia.

  • Friday, October 14th 2016 - 11:47 UTC

    Symbolic trial will try to hold Monsanto accountable for “ecocide”

    “The aim of the tribunal is to give a legal opinion on the environmental and health damage caused by the multinational Monsanto,” the tribunal organizers stated

    This weekend 30 witnesses and legal experts from five different continents will testify before five international judges at the three-day Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. Their testimonies will attempt to hold the agrochemical giant accountable for their alleged “crimes against humanity” and destruction of the environment, or “ecocide”

  • Friday, March 13th 2015 - 11:02 UTC

    Argentine Judge elected by peers head of the International Criminal Court

    The lawyer and diplomat told UN Radio she was looking forward to working “in fulfilling ICC important mandate for the sake of justice, peace and the rule of law.”

    An Argentine has been elected by her peers to lead the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Judges of the ICC, sitting in a plenary session, elected Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi as president of the court for a three-year term with immediate effect, the organization said in a news release.

  • Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 02:42 UTC

    US insists with Argentina it does not support the UN sovereign debt debate

    “It would be much better to work with existing market mechanisms to issue sovereign debt rather than creating a UN convention” said Kevin Sullivan

    As Argentine President Cristina Fernandez readies for her annual trip to New York to speak at the United Nations General Assembly, US interim ambassador in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan ratified that Washington will not back the UN sovereign debt resolution sparked by Argentina’s legal battle with its holdout creditors.

  • Monday, August 4th 2014 - 07:20 UTC

    EU orders Russia to pay 2.5bn dollars to former Yukos oil group shareholders

     “All Yukos shareholders will benefit from this decision,” said Steven Theede, the company's former chief executive.

    Russia has been ordered to pay about 2.5bn dollars to former shareholders in defunct oil group Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights. Russia's Justice Ministry said the ruling was “unfair” and it had three months to appeal against the decision.

  • Monday, December 16th 2013 - 10:37 UTC

    Chile/Peru maritime dispute: International Court of Justice verdict January 27

    The disputed area claimed by Peru

    As the International Court of Justice is set to release its final verdict in January, Peru announces plans to build a new settlement less than a mile from the Chilean border. After years of tribulation, an end is finally in sight for a maritime dispute between Chile and Peru, with The Hague to announce its verdict on the case Jan. 27.

  • Wednesday, October 16th 2013 - 00:26 UTC

    Pulp mill conflict: Argentina summons Uruguay: roll back latest decision or see you in The Hague

    Minister Timerman signed the letter presented to the Uruguayan embassy

    In a formal presentation Argentina summoned Uruguay ‘to leave without effect’ its latest controversial decision allowing the Botnia/UPM pulp plant to increase its annual production and accused Uruguay of ‘unilateral violation’ of the River Uruguay statute which rules over the neighbouring countries shared-border waterway.

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