ICJ holds public hearing in case between Guyana and Venezuela


The International Court of Justice is today holding a public hearing on the question of the Court’s jurisdiction in a case brought to confirm the international boundary between Guyana and Venezuela as determined by an 1899 arbitral award whose validity Venezuela has challenged. Professor Philippe Sands QC and Edward Craven are representing Guyana.

In light of the global pandemic, the hearing will take place in the Great Hall of Justice at the Peace Palace in the Hague via videoconference. Members of the public can follow the hearing through a live webcast on the Court’s website: https://www.icj-cij.org/en