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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