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The Somalia-Kenya maritime hearing resumes today

Hague (SD) – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is to resumed hearings in the Somalia-Kenya maritime case today without Kenya.

The first round of hearing is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon, although Kenya withdrew from the case hearings.

The Kenyan government has repeatedly asked the court to adjourn the hearing, their repeated requests were rejected, prompting it to withdraw from the hearings.

A submission by Kenyan government to the ICJ also said that the attendance of Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, a Somali national, cast doubt on the credibility of the court’s impartiality.

Kenya’s The Standard also quoted sources as saying that Kenya was expected to submit a letter stating that it would not attend the hearings.

The Somali government is participating in the hearings fully, sending a delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled Khadar.

The tribunal often relies on the United Nations Security Council to ensure that its decisions are respected and that its decisions are respected and enforced.

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