ICJ Grants Kenya Another Delay in Maritime Case with Somalia

The International Court of Justice has postponed the Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean between Somalia and Kenya to 2020.

The decision follows a request by Kenya to push the case initially scheduled for next month to September 2020.

This is the second time that Kenya has been granted a postponement request with the hearing having been pushed from October to November.

“The court has duly considered the views and arguments of the Parties regarding Kenya’s request. It has decided to postpone the oral proceedings to the week beginning Monday 8 June 2020,” ICJ said in a letter to Attorney General Pual Kihara.

ICJ, however, added states that the postponement is granted on the understanding that both parties will be represented at the hearings and that no further postponement will be granted.