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108-113. Koroma, Diss. , supra note 70, at para. 3. C. NJOKU, “The Bakassi Case”, The Guardian (Nigeria), 22 October 2002, at p. 75. Cited in id. See Ajibola, Diss. , supra note 4, at para. 175. , UN Charter, Art. 2(3) (providing that “[a]ll Members shall settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered”, emphasis added). 40 Nsongurua J. 137 In sum, the ICJ decision is singularly flaccid and unconvincing.

It asked for compensation in the form of damages, if not agreed between the Parties, then, to be awarded by the Court in a subsequent phase of the case. 49 According to the Court, the counter-claims came within its jurisdiction and were “directly connected with the subject-matter of the claim[s] of the other [P]arty”. ”50 In sum, Cameroon claimed, inter alia, that by attempting to modify unilaterally and by force the courses of the boundary, Nigeria had violated and is violating the fundamental principle of respect for frontiers inherited from colonization – uti possidetis juris – as well as its legal obligations concerning the land and maritime delimitation.

158 It is also politically unwise for Nigeria to turn its back against the judgment of the ICJ and give the impression that it does not respect the international rule of law. Bad leadership has so weakened the Nigerian state that it is no longer, or not yet, in a position to pick and choose when to obey the international legal order. Regrettably, it is the strong that determines the rules for the weak in contemporary international relations: “For you know as well as we do”, says Thucydides, “that right, as the world goes, is in question only between 156 157 158 W.

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