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The local press has already reacted to the decision on Thursday.
Find the validation of The Lie Buster at the end of the news.
After the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Nicaragua you can’t extend your platform continental beyond the 200 nautical miles that delimit its maritime border with ColombiaA reaction to the decision has already emerged in that country.
(Read here: Urgent: The Hague Court denies Nicaragua’s claim on the San Andrés Sea)
«The Hague Court rules in favor of Colombia in a maritime dispute against Nicaragua»is the headline that is read in the early hours of the morning in the newspaper The Pressone of the main Nicaraguan media.
(Attention: The Hague denied Nicaragua’s demand, these are the reactions in Colombia)
In your text, The Press highlights that Nicaragua sued 10 years ago to be able to expand its continental shelf and that, finally, «The Hague ruled in favor of Colombia.»
They also mention that the claim of the Nicaraguan government «she was ambitious» and that finally the verdict of The Hague of 13 votes in favor and 4 against ends up tipping the balance in favor of Colombia.
Nicaragua maintained that both customary law and Article 76 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea provide legal cover for its claim.
But Colombia, which has not ratified the Convention, argued that Managua «does not scientifically say that it has a continental shelf» that extends beyond 200 miles.
According to a statement from the Foreign Ministry, the government of Gustavo Petro also argued that said expansion of the platform «should not be considered part of customary international law.»
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