|This particular bit of news doesn't really illicit an opinion from me other than that I expected as much. What Guyanese would want to question the ruling? I don't understand enough about the challenge to say if the Surinamese have a point though. Either the ruling has a 30 day clarification clause or it doesn't. We'll find out soon enough I'm sure.|
UN maritime boundary award cannot be appealed, says Guyana's foreign ministry
|Published on Saturday, October 13, 2007|
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA): In a statement on Thursday, Guyana's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Guyana and Suriname both committed to accept as final, binding and non-appealable and to fully comply with, the Award of the Arbitral Tribunal, which was established under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, to determine the maritime boundary between the two States.
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea stipulates that the Award would be legally binding on both Parties, the Ministry said.
The Parties are entitled to request an interpretation of any part of the Award that may be unclear but they cannot appeal to the Tribunal to make any substantive changes to the Award. This is prohibited by the Convention and by the specific Rules of Procedure applicable to this arbitration, the statement added.
Tell us what it's going to take for you to return to Guyana.