Maritime boundary dispute between Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire: Ghana files statement of case
Ghana has filed a detailed memorial urging the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) to ward off Cote d’Ivoire from disputed oilfields.
The memorial (statement of case), which was filed on September 4, 2015, was filed on time, thereby making it possible for Ghana to meet the deadline.
Attached to the memorial are voluminous documents aimed at building a solid case for the country.
The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong, in an interview with the Daily Graphic in Accra Monday, said “we have met the deadline of September 4, 2015 and I am glad the team worked around the clock to meet the timeline”.
Mrs Appiah-Opong, who is leading Ghana’s team, said “we submitted our memorial electronically to the registrar of the tribunal last Friday. The tribunal will also receive hard copies during the week”.
Cote d’Ivoire has up to April 4, 2016, to file its counter-memorial (de