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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. 



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