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Colombia pulls out of International
Court over Nicaragua

BBC, by staff

Original Article

Posted By:crimea river, 11/28/2012 3:43:13 PM

Colombia has announced it no longer recognises the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice, in The Hague. The decision comes nine days after the ICJ redrew Colombia´s maritime border in the Caribbean in favour of Nicaragua. The court´s ruling ended a decades-long dispute over the San Andres islands. President Juan Manuel Santos said individual countries, and not courts of law, should fix their borders.
Headline split by staff.

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The islands were Colombian until 1980 when Daniel Ortega said they weren´t.
If the ICJ can hand these islands over to Nicaragua, then they can just as easily hand the Falklands over to Argentina. Britain beware!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/28/2012 4:01:11 PM     (No. 9038038)

Why EVERYONE should pull out of the international courts. The world should be warned.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/28/2012 4:05:38 PM     (No. 9038050)

Colombia should pull out of the court and then TAKE OVER all of Nicaragua, wiping out Daniel Ortega, all his communism, and giving Nicaragua the good government it´s never known. In return, it can get its territorial waters back. What´s anyone gonna do about it?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/28/2012 4:20:22 PM     (No. 9038082)

Agree with #1. No one should endorse these courts.

I personally sense no scarcity of judges and laws. It feels like I have enough of them already.

World governments and international courts somewhere reviewing my actions and deciding my fate is not appealing. And I don´t recommend it to anyone or any nation.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/28/2012 4:35:07 PM     (No. 9038111)

Our President Obozo is constantly trying to cede more authority to international bodies. I would be delighted to see more countries take a vote and then burn the documents that gave them control.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/28/2012 6:29:47 PM     (No. 9038305)

There are people living on these islands. Are they suddenly citizens of Nicaragua instead of Colombia? This is crazy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/28/2012 6:47:13 PM     (No. 9038337)

It doesn´t sound like the ruling "ended the dispute", but it is BBC staff, where facts are scorned.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/28/2012 6:51:51 PM     (No. 9038346)

The court said that Colombia could keep the islands but all the waters around them would henceforth belong to Daniel Ortega. This ends San Andres Islands´ fishing industry.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Seething Citizen, 11/28/2012 8:31:50 PM     (No. 9038453)

What world powers and their voters elected the "judges" or authorized this so-called "International Court of Justice," in the Hague? Why would any sovereign country pay the slightest bit of attention to what they "decide" in their insignificant little country?

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