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19.06.17

The Permanent Court of Arbitration: Decision on Slovenia-Croatia border to be announced on 29 June

Source: Permanent Court of Arbitration

The international tribunal arbitrating on the Slovenia-Croatia border will publish its final decision on 29 June, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague said on Monday. A public sitting of the Tribunal will take place from 2.00–4.00 p.m. at the Peace Palace in The Hague, during which the President of the Tribunal, Judge Gilbert Guillaume, will read the Tribunal’s decision. It will be available on its website  immediately after the reading.

  

The arbitration treaty between Slovenia and Croatia  was signed by the then prime ministers of Slovenia and Croatia, Borut Pahor and Jadranka Kosor, on 4 November 2009 in the presence of their Swedish counterpart Fredrik Reinfeldt, who acted on behalf of the Council of the EU.

  

The tribunal is tasked with determining the course of the maritime border and the entire land border, and the regime for the use of the relevant maritime areas. The border is to be determined by applying "the rules and principles of international law", while in determining the junction and the regime, the tribunal is to also apply "equity and the principle of good neighbourly relations" in order to "achieve a fair and just result".

  

Prime Minister Miro Cerar stressed the importance of the arbitration tribunal's decision in the Slovenia-Croatia border dispute for both countries on Monday. "Slovenia will, as we have committed, honour the arbitration tribunal's decision and I expect the same of Croatia," he said.


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