Maritime border row: Experts advise Kenya, Somalia to join hands
Saturday September 24 2016
The area in the Kenya-Somalia maritime border dispute is about 100,000km2 forming a triangle east of the Kenya coast. FILE GRAPHIC | NATION MEDIA GROUP
They refer to the Nigeria and Sao Tome and Principe example, where the two states established Joint Development Zones (JDZ) in 2003 after it became clear that they could not agree on a maritime border.
JDZ are normally established when the parties find it difficult to agree on a single boundary between them or because the resources straddled across the maritime border cannot be effectively exploited and equitably by the individual states acting alone.
The International Court of Justice tribunal started hearing the Kenya-Somalia case from September 19 and will rule on notice whether it has the jurisdiction to solve the issue.