Bolivia vs Chile - Pacific Ocean issue

Title of the Case: Bolivia vs Chile  OBLIGATION TO NEGOTIATE ACCESS TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN





Head Notes:  In light of the historical and factual background above (see paragraphs 26-83), the Court observes that Bolivia and Chile have a long history of dialogue, exchanges and negotiations aimed at identifying an appropriate solution to the landlocked situation of Bolivia following the War of the Pacific and the 1904 Peace Treaty. The Court is however unable to conclude, on the basis of the material submitted to it, that Chile has “the obligation to negotiate with Bolivia in order to reach an agreement granting Bolivia a fully sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean” (Bolivia’s submissions, see paragraphs 13, 14 and 15 above). Accordingly, the Court cannot accept the other final submissions presented by Bolivia, which are premised on the existence of such an obligation (ibid.). 




Court: Honourable International Court of Justice



Date of Disposal :01-10-2019

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