The Guinea-Bissau-Senegal maritime boundary dispute

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article discusses the role of negotiation, arbitration, and that of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in resolving maritime boundary disputes in the Gulf of Guinea region. Primarily using the cases of Guinea-Bissau and Senegal, the paper highlights that joint maritime development agreements could be a better option for resolving existing maritime boundary disputes in the region rather than outright delimitation requests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-290
Number of pages7
JournalMarine Policy
Early online date1 Sept 2015
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015


  • Arbitration Tribunal
  • Colonial boundaries
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Gulf of Guinea
  • ICJ
  • Maritime boundary dispute
  • Senegal
  • Utis Possidetis Juris


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