In eight pages this long time territorial dispute and 2 2003 and 2004 pending cases regarding this 200 nautical mile territorial ownership dispute between these countries are examined. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.
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in December 1999 was for the need of a determination of the delimitation of maritime zones between Nicaragua and Honduras. While Honduras claims that an area of delimitation already exists,
Nicaragua does not recognize the current boundaries used and because of this fishing vessels from both countries have been captured without resolution. In December 2001, Nicaragua filed a claim against
Columbia for disputed ownership of the maritime areas associated with the Archipelago de San Andres y Providencia and Quita Sueno Bank; an area which consists of over half of Nicaraguas
maritime territories. With consideration for the International exclusive economic zones (EEZ) agreed upon in the 1970s which allows for ownership up to 200 nautical miles off the coasts of each
country, the territories become harder to define and often overlap. The two cases are still pending with the ICJ with further testimonials and application deadlines are set for the years
2003 and 2004. International Boundary Dispute According to the Department of State for Latin America, Columbia and Nicaragua are currently involved in maritime boundary disputes. Columbia is involved with two
territorial disputes: one, a maritime boundary dispute with Venezuela in the Gulf of Venezuela; and another with Nicaragua over the Archipelago de San Andres y Providencia and Quita Sueno Bank.
Nicaragua however is involved with the dispute with Columbia over the Archipelago de San Andres y Providencia and Quita Sueno Bank in addition to its dispute over the Golfo de
Fonseca which involves El Salvador and Honduras. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has advised a tripartite resolution must be established for this latter dispute (Latin America, 2002). International Court
of Justice The International Court of Justice (also referred to as the ICJ or the Court) is the "principle judicial organ of the United Nations entrusted with settling legal disputes