U.N. court hands Costa Rica territorial victories over Nicaragua

U.N. court hands Costa Rica territorial victories over NicaraguaBy Stephanie van den Berg and Enrique Andres Pretel THE HAGUE/SAN JOSE (Reuters) – Costa Rica claimed victory over Nicaragua on Friday, after the United Nations’ highest court awarded Costa Rica disputed territory along the coastal border shared by the two Central American countries. Nicaragua was ordered by the International Court of Justice in The Hague to remove a military base from a contested coastal area near the San Juan river, which the judges said violated Costa Rican sovereignty. The court’s panel of 15 international judges also found that Costa Rica has sovereignty over the “whole northern part of Isla Portillos, including the coast,” but excluding Harbour Head Lagoon.



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