Monday, November 17, 2008

FYROM takes Greece to International Court of Justice

FYROM has filed a motion at the International Court of Justice accusing Greece of breaking a UN agreement when it blocked Skopje’s bid to join NATO in April. FYROM is now arguing that Greece broke that part of the accord when it objected to Skopje’s NATO invitation.

Skopje asks from the International Court of Justice to determine whether or not Greece through its state organs and acclaimed representatives has broken its obligation as stated in article 11 paragraph 1 of the Interim Accord that it would not block Skopje’s membership of international institutions if it applies using its provisional name.

In addition Skopje asks the court to order Greece to do all the necessary steps to fulfill its obligations form the accord.

This the part of the Interim Accord that mention the "International Court of Justice" part.....................

Article 21

1. The Parties shall settle any disputes exclusively by peaceful means in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
2. Any difference or dispute that arises between the Parties concerning the interpretation or implementation of this Interim Accord may be submitted by either of them to the International Court of Justice, except for the differences referred to in Article 5, paragraph 1.

Article 5

1. The Parties agree to continue negotiations under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations pursuant to Security Council resolution 845 (1993) with a view to reaching agreement on the difference described in that resolution and in Security Council resolution 817 (1993).

1 comment:

  1. You have misspelled the name of the sued party; the correct spelling is The Former Ottoman Province of Greece. Spellcheckers are widely available and affordable these days. Let’s hope that such technology will eventually reach your esteemed nation.


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