The Chilean–Peruvian maritime dispute: from tacit acc eptance to a fair result

Available in Russian

Author: Solveig Henry

Keywords: border; continental shelf; Exclusive Economic Zone; International Court of Justice; maritime delimitation; tacit acceptance; the equidistance principle


On January 27, 2014 the International Court of Justice in its decision concerning the maritime delimitation between the Republic of Peru and the Republic of Chile in the Pacific Ocean ruled that the 80 nautical mile border between the countries, established by the parties’ tacit consent, must be determined in accordance with the usual principle of equidistance. The author analyses severl contentious elements of the result, which he deems a just one.