Archivo de la etiqueta: jurisdiction

Interview ► The Peru-Chile ‘triangle’ dispute

GestionAn interview with Bloomberg Business on the so-called “triangle” dispute between Peru and Chile. This controversy is distinct from the dispute that the ICJ settled in 2014. The ICJ could not adjudicate the point as it refers to the land boundary between the two countries, and its jurisdiction only extended to the maritime boundary.

The interview can be read here.

Interview ► ‘It’s unlikely that the US will accept to litigate vs Argentina at the ICJ’

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 19.22.38Interview with The Buenos Aires Herald to explain the basics of the case that Argentina tried to push against the US for alleged violations of its sovereignty. In a nutshell, sovereign debt is not necessarily a matter ruled by international law. It is ruled by the national (commercial) law of the jurisdiction chosen by the country which issued the debt. Many countries such as Argentina voluntarily submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of New York, but there is also debt issued under the laws of England or of Luxembourg. When doing so, countries often explicitly relinquish their sovereignty in those contracts. There is even jurisprudence (by the UK Supreme Court, for example) signalling that this renunciation of sovereignty is understood to be a tacit element of this type of contract.

Interview ► WSJ: Argentina Sues U.S. in Int’l Court of Justice Over Debt Dispute

© Reuters / WSJ

© Reuters / WSJ

Interview with The Wall Street Journal on Argentina’s attempt to sue the US before the ICJ in The Hague, for alleged violations of its sovereignty by the US judicial system (ie. Judge Griesa). Parts of the interview were reproduced by various international media outlets (such as Sweden’s Business World and Svenska Dagbladet, and Vietnam’s Tuoitre). An extract of the interview can be read here.


Un extracto (en español) de la entrevista que di al Wall Street Journal sobre la acción intentada por Argentina contra EEUU en La Haya puede leerse aquí.