ICJ ruling on Peru-Chile border dispute in 2013
Published: 03 May 2011 Modified: 12 May 2011
The International Court of Justice in The Hague could issue its ruling on the maritime dispute between Peru and Chile in 2013 at the latest, Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde said Tuesday.
He added that the Chilean government is to file its rejoinder to Peru’s reply by 11 July. After that, the international court will set a date for the oral stage or the public hearing.
"What we know is that Chile must file its rejoinder to our reply on 11 July and that after that, at some point, the Court is going to set the date for the oral stage, that is, the public hearing for the Peruvians. Then, the Court takes its time to review the case and prepare his sentence."
He estimated that the sentence could be ready by 2012 or perhaps in 2013.
Peru took Chile to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to establish a maritime borderline as it claims that there is not any formal agreement for maritime delimitation between the two neighbouring nations.
Chile, in turn, believes that the maritime borderline has already been demarcated in agreements of 1952 and 1954.
© Peru News Agency.