Last| Colombia has sovereignty over San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina

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La Hague — ColPass.  The Court finds that the 1928 Treaty between Colombia and Nicaragua settled the matter of sovereignty over the islands of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, said the International Court of Justice of The Hague. Therefore, there is not extant legal dispute between the two countries on that question and the Court said that it cannot have jurisdiction over the question. However, the Court finds that it has jurisdiction to adjudicate upon the dispute concerning sovereignty over the other maritime features claimed by Nicaragua and upon the dispute concerning the maritime delimitation between the two nations.

El ex ministro de relaciones exteriores de Colombia, Augusto Ramirez Ocampo, consideró que la decisión adoptada por la Corte Internacional de Justicia de La Haya sobre el conflicto que planteó Nicaragua a Colombia por la soberanía de San Andrés, era la que se estaba esperando y la consideró como una “solución salomónica”.

The former Colombian chacellor, Augusto Ramírez Ocampo, said to Caracol Broadcasting that the  declaration of the Court was wise and that the Court can decide that the dispute over the maritime delimitations can be done between the two parties, but if that is not possible, the Court could intervene.

Colombia has respected the delimitation settled by theEsguerra Bárcenas Agreement that stated the boarder on the 15th parallel and the 82nd meridian.

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