UNITED NATIONS HIGHEST COURT BEGINS HEARING ON MARITIME BOUNDARY DISPUTE BETWEEN SOMALIA AND KENYA AFTER YEARS OF DELAY TODAY
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 15, 2021
The United Nations highest court will today begin hearing on a Maritime boundary dispute between Somalia and Kenya after years of delays in a case that has strained te neighbours diplomatic relations.
Scheduled to run until March 24, the public hearing at the International Court of Justice, ICJ in The Hague will be held in a hybrid format due to the coronavirus pandemic with some members of the court attending the proceedings in person while others participating remotely via a video link.
On Sunday, Kenyan Newspapers reported that the government in Nairobi had decided on the eleventh hour not to take part in today’s proceedings, citing perceived bias and unwillingness of the ICJ to accommodate requests to delay the hearing as a result of the pandemic.