Ecuador v. Colombia

138-20130913-ORD-01-00
March 31, 2008
Final judgment
International, The Hague

Governments
Ecuador
Colombia
No description

International
Herbicide, Glyphosate, POEA
Ecuador requests the Court to adjudge and declare that: (A) Colombia has violated its obligations under international law by causing or allowing the deposit on the territory of Ecuador of toxic herbicides… (B) Colombia shall indemnify Ecuador for any loss or damage caused by its internationally unlawful acts… (C) Colombia shall respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ecuador…
International Court of Justice of The Hague, International
Court

September 13, 2013
Positive
ICJ made an Order recording the discontinuance by Ecuador of the proceedings and directing the removal of the case from the Court’s List.
International Convention

On March 31, 2008, Ecuador filed an Application instituting proceedings against Colombia in respect of a dispute concerning the alleged “aerial spraying [by Colombia] of toxic herbicides at locations near, at and across its border with Ecuador”. An Agreement between the Parties “that fully and finally resolves all of Ecuador’s claims against Colombia” in the case is reached on Sept. 9, 2013. The Agreement established, inter alia, an exclusion zone, in which Colombia would not conduct aerial spraying operations, created a Joint Commission to ensure that spraying operations outside that zone had not caused herbicides to drift into Ecuador and, so long as they had not, provided a mechanism for the gradual reduction in the width of the said zone. On Sept. 12, 2013, Ecuador notified the Court that it wished to discontinue the proceedings in the case. At the same date, Colombia informed the Court that it made no objection to the discontinuance of the case as requested by Ecuador. On Sept. 13, 2013, the Court made an Order recording the discontinuance by Ecuador of the proceedings and directing the removal of the case from the Court’s List.