Anu Paudel

Ms. Anu Paudel is B.A.LL.B. final year law student at Nepal Law Campus.

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Referring Nepal-India border dispute to the ICJ under its Contentious Jurisdiction

Posted by Anu Paudel on Tue Nov 03 2020

Tension between Nepal and India regarding the encroachment over Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani areas in the far west Nepal has been growing. The tension elevated when India unilaterally inaugurated the completion of 80kms road via the Lipulekh area, which both the countries claim to be theirs. International law provides various ways for settling the Nepal-India territorial dispute, and referring the case to International Court of Justice (ICJ) is one of them. This blog tries to shed light upon the ways by which Nepal and India can refer the border dispute to ICJ under its Contentious Jurisdiction, if all other dispute settlement mechanisms fail.

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