Belize Delivers Memorial to ICJ on Honduras’ Claim over Sapodilla Cayes
Belize delivered its memorial to the International Court of Justice today, reference Honduras’ claim over the Sapodilla Cayes. The memorial was handed to Jean-Pele Fomete, the Deputy Registrar at the ICJ in The Hague, Netherlands. According to a release from the Government of Belize, the memorial makes a vigorous defence of Belize’s sovereignty over the Sapodilla Cayes. Belize, via the Memorial, is asking the ICJ to adjudge and declare that Belize is sovereign over the Sapodilla Cayes and that Honduras does not have any valid claim to the Sapodilla Cayes. The proceedings regarding the Sapodilla Cayes began in November last year when Belize instituted the proceedings at the ICJ. As per order from the ICJ, Honduras has until December 4, 2023 to submit its counter-memorial.