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III Points of Substantive Law, Division B: State Sovereignty, Territory And Frontiers, Ch.I: State Sovereignty

From: The Law and Procedure of the International Court of Justice: Fifty Years of Jurisprudence Volume II

Hugh Thirlway

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 March 2023

International courts and tribunals, decisions — Sovereignty
In the case of the Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria, a hitherto unknown international entity was brought on to the international stage in order to support the territorial claims of Nigeria. The areas in dispute between the parties had been the subject of a number of international boundary agreements between Britain, France and Germany, and the issues as presented by Cameroon involved the interpretation and application of those agreements. Nigeria however sought to go behind these international instruments, and to base its claims on an...
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