Guyana Asks ICJ To Confirm Its Border With Venezuela

By Christopher Crosby (March 30, 2018, 5:25 PM EDT) -- Guyana asked the International Court of Justice on Thursday to confirm a 119-year-old arbitral award setting the location of the country's western boundary with Venezuela, following decades of unsuccessful negotiations and attempts to settle a controversy that has revived in recent years following the offshore discovery of oil.

The South American nation's application to the Hague-based court follows a decision by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to refer the dispute there after years of stalled talks. 

The dispute relates to an 1899 arbitral award setting the border between what was then British Guiana and Venezuela, which formally recognized the decision...

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