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Frontier Dispute, Burkina Faso v Mali, Merits, Judgment, [1986] ICJ Rep 554, ICGJ 116 (ICJ 1987), 22nd December 1986, United Nations [UN]; International Court of Justice [ICJ]

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How to demarcate the frontier line between Burkina Faso and Mali, considering the Special Agreement concluded between those two states on 16 September 1983, state practice (acquiescence), the principle of equity, historical maps, and colonial letters and Orders which specified the boundary at issue.

How the various regulative or administrative texts relied on by Burkina Faso and Mali should be interpreted and apply to the demarcation of the frontier line, and then how those texts could be implemented in defining the boundary (ie, the topographical elements used as reference points in the texts and located in relation to historical maps and modern place-names).

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