OK Kids, there has been a ruling. Lovely, I say. Charming. An academic opinion on a real life drama in the Third World. The news comes just as all of Costa Rica goes on vacation until the second week in February 2016, or until their credit cards are maxed out. No one really cares that the Fed has raised the prime lending rate, but that’s another story.
Below is a google translation of the chain of events that has lead to a border dispute down here in Jurassic Park.
Here is a link to the original story:
Nicaragua-Costa Rica: Chronology of the conflict
DECEMBER 16, 2015 8:50 A.M. | AGENCY / EDITOR
(AFP) .- On December 16, the International Court of Justice in The Hague ruled in two of three cases facing Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
On Wednesday the judges of this court handed down its decision in the national complaint by the military invasion of Isla Portillos and moreover, the complaint that led Nicaraguans in 2011 for alleged environmental damage in the margins of the San Juan River , led by Costa Rica during road construction 1856, better known as the “trail”.
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This is how there have been deliberate the facts in court:
-October 18. Nicaragua began dredging the San Juan River in order to facilitate navigation.
-October 22. Costa Rica claims that Nicaragua launches river sediments Portillo island, causing environmental damage to the wetland site.
-October 22. Costa Rica protest to Nicaragua for alleged invasion of his island territory of Portillo and deploys 150 policemen with weapons in the area. Nicaragua denies its army to raid neighboring country.
-16 November. Costa Rica denounced Nicaragua to the Rasmar Convention for the protection of wetlands for alleged damage to island Portillo.
-November 18th. Costa Rica to Nicaragua demand to the ICJ for alleged Nicaraguan army raid on its territory.
January -4. Rasmar Convention presents report confirming damage to wetlands island Portillo. Nicaragua rejects the report, arguing that only considered the Costa Rican version.
January -11. The ICJ begins three days of hearings in which Costa Rica requested an injunction against Nicaragua.
-March 8. The ICJ ordered to Costa Rica and Nicaragua not send or station troops in the disputed area.
-November 25. Nicaragua accuses Costa Rica of a “crime against nature” with the construction of a parallel road to the San Juan river. Announces that it will take the case to the ICJ.
-23 December: Costa Rica Nicaragua demand to the ICJ for alleged environmental damage to the construction of the border road.
-30th of October. Costa Rica protest to Nicaragua by the entry of a group of young Sandinistas to the disputed area.
-April 23rd. The ICJ decides to proceed together the two border disputes.
-24 September. Costa Rica calls for new precautionary measures against Nicaragua to denounce the opening of pipes in the disputed area. The ICJ welcomes the request on 22 November and orders Nicaragua refrain from any dredging activity in the two open channels.
-November 8th. Nicaragua requested an injunction against Costa Rica for the alleged contamination of the San Juan River with the construction of the road. The Court rejects the request on 13 December.
-April 14th. The ICJ opens two weeks of hearings to Costa Rica and Nicaragua present their final arguments in the two disputes.
-4 December. The ICJ announced that it will release its ruling on the dispute on 16 December.
-16 December. The ICJ issued the ruling that gives reason to Costa Rica.
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