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Guyana v. Suriname

 

On February 24, 2004, Guyana gave written notification and a statement of claim to Suriname submitting a dispute concerning the delimitation of its maritime boundary with Suriname to an arbitral tribunal to be constituted under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). In accordance with the relevant provisions of UNCLOS, an arbitral tribunal composed of the following members was constituted:

 

H.E. Mr. Dolliver Nelson (President)

Professor Thomas Franck

Professor Hans Smit

Professor Ivan Shearer

Dr. Kamal Hossain

 

The PCA acted as registry in this case. The pleadings, transcripts, and certain other documents have been made public and are available for download below. 

 

Documents

Rules of Procedure

 

Pleadings - Guyana

 

Pleadings - Suriname


Procedural Order No. 1
Procedural Order No. 2
Procedural Order No. 3
Procedural Order No. 4
Procedural Order No. 5
Procedural Order No. 6

 

Meeting Transcripts - July 2005

Day 1

Day 2

 

Hearing Transcripts - December 2006 

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10

 

Tribunal Hydrographer's Site Visit Report

Award of the Arbitral Tribunal - September 17, 2007

Press Release - September 20, 2007