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Panama Republic Counsel, Ramon Garcia-Gallardo notified ITLOS about the agreement. (Photo: ITLOS/SJ Berwin/FIS)

Dispute with Guinea-Bissau on path to resolution

  (PANAMA, 7/12/2011)

Proceedings were instituted last week in a dispute between Panama and Guinea-Bissau about the oil tanker Virginia G., flying the Panamanian flag.  

Per the claim submitted by Panama, the oil tanker was running refuelling operations for fishing vessels in Guinea-Bissau’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on 21 August 2009 when it was arrested by Guinean authorities. Panama says that even though the tanker was released on 22 October 2010 without the imposition of any penalty, the vessel suffered serious damages and is thus demanding reparation.

Ramón García-Gallardo, Partner from SJ Berwin LLP, expert in Fisheries Law Disputes, has been appointed as Agent and Counsel of the Republic of Panama. He notified the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in a letter dated 4 July 2011 of a special agreement reached through an exchange of notes between the Republic of Panama and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau to submit an argument regarding a damage claim for the arrest of the Virginia G to the Tribunal. 

Two notes were attached to the letter dated 4 July: one note dated 29 June 2011, issued by the Permanent Representative of Guinea-Bissau to the United Nations (UN), and another one dated 4 July 2011 and issued by García-Gallardo.

Originally, the dispute between the two countries was submitted to arbitration pursuant to Annex VII of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in a letter dated 3 June 2011 from Panama to Guinea-Bissau. Panama used that letter to suggest that the two governments agree to move the dispute to ITLOS. 

Guinea-Bissau, in its note dated 29 June 2011, agreed with Panama’s proposal to transfer the case to the Tribunal, “whose jurisdiction in this case Guinea-Bissau accepts fully.” The country added that the “afore-mentioned proposal and this letter constitute a special agreement between the two Parties for the submission of the case to ITLOS.” 

García-Gallardo, in his note of 4 July 2011, wrote that Panama’s proposal to submit the issue to the Tribunal and Guinea-Bissau’s accord are “sufficient to consider that the two governments have come to a Special Agreement to submit the case to ITLOS in accordance with article 55 of the Rules of ITLOS.” 

In consequence, in his letter dated 4 July 2011, he informed the Tribunal of the special agreement and instituted proceedings before the Tribunal, pursuant to article 55 of the Rules of the Tribunal. The case has been entered in the List of cases of ITLOS as Case No 19.  

By Natalia Real
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www.fis.com

 


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