Oral hearing of the maritime dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast begins at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea today, February 5.
Judge Boualem Bouguetaia, the President of the Special Chamber constituted to deal with the dispute, will preside over the hearing for the next 10 days.
Ghana’s team which is expected to put up its defense today is being led by Attorney General and Minister of Justice Gloria Akuffo.
Ghana first submitted her memorial and the initial hearing was done. The country was then given the mandate to go ahead with drills but with some restrictions. Ivory Coast has also submitted its counter memorial a couple of months ago after Ghana submitted its initial memorial.
Cote D’Ivoire had earlier called for the suspension of activities on Ghana’s oil fields by disputing the maritime boundary until the final determination of their disagreement over the boundary.
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