The Burkina Faso/Niger Case
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paragraph 57F in volume 1, chapter 4, The Post-Adjudication Phase

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The Court in this case determined the boundary between the two States in the relevant area.1 Having done so, the Court specifically called upon each Party in exercising its authority over the territory under its sovereignty to have ‘due regard to the needs of the populations, and to the necessity to overcome difficulties that may arise for them because of the frontier’.2

By an order dated 12 July 2013, and in accordance with Article 7 (4) of the Special Agreement between the Parties, …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “The Burkina Faso/Niger Case”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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