GUYANA CHALLENGES VENEZUELA’S REFERENDUM AT THE ICJ

Guyana’s challenge to Venezuela’s referendum, fixed for December 3, is to be heard by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on November 14 in the Hague. The referendum calls on the Venezuelan electorate to answer the following questions: (i) do you agree or reject the 1899 Arbitral Award? (ii) do you support the Geneva Agreement […]

A UNITED GUYANA CONFRONTS VENEZUELA’S INTIMIDATION AND PERFIDY

Venezuela’s plan to create a state of ‘Guayana Esequiba’ on Guyana’s territory is an act of brazen and lawless perfidy. The border between Guyana and Venezuela was lawfully determined in 1899 by an Arbitral Tribunal, established by the Treaty of Arbitration signed at Washington in 1897 to find a “full, final and perfect settlement.”  A […]

VENEZUELA’S PRELIMINARY OBJECTION IS “TOTALLY HOPELESS.”

Although Venezuela’s official position is that it is not participating in the case before the ICJ relating to the controversy arising from the claim that the Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 is null and void, it seeks every opportunity to intervene. Venezuela now makes a preliminary objection to the effect that the Court lacks […]

VENEZUELA ESCALATES THREAT TO GUYANA

Triggered by the decision of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on December 18, 2020, upholding the Court’s jurisdiction to determine the validity of the 1899 Arbitral Award establishing and defining the border between Venezuela and British Guiana, Venezuela has predictably escalated its threat to Guyana’s sovereignty. The Secretary General of the United Nations, under […]

VICTORY AT THE WORLD COURT

The International Commission of Jurists (World Court) ruled on Friday last that it has jurisdiction to entertain Guyana’s application with regard to the dispute concerning “the legal validity and binding effect of the award regarding the boundary between the colony of British Guiana and the United States of Venezuela, of 3 October 1899.” This great […]