Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


International Conflicts and Enforcement of Judgment: Exploring the Use of Administrative Implementation Measures in Post-ICJs Decision on Bakassi

Author(s): Eni Eja Alobo, Miebaka Nabiebu

The Judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Case Concerning the Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria, delimited the boundary between these countries. The Judgment awarded the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon and notwithstanding its initial rejection of the judgment and a promise to hold on to every inch of the Bakassi Peninsula, Nigeria gradually yielded to the persuasion of the international community for it to abide by the decision. Thus, the stage was set for the implementation of the judgment and negotiations as to how best to effect the border delimitation laid down in the Judgment were the subject of negotiation between the Parties and resulted in the creation of administrative and institutional framework which led to the effective and eventual handover of bakassi. This work evaluated these enforcement strategies so as to underscore their utility in execution of the judgement and accentuated their importance in peace building between the feuding countries.

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