Declarations recognizing the jurisdiction of the Court as compulsory

Democratic Republic of the Congo

8 February 1989

[Translation from the French] accordance with Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice:

The Executive Council of the Republic of Zaire recognizes as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, in relation to any other State accepting the same obligation, the jurisdiction of the Court in all legal disputes concerning:

(a) the interpretation of a treaty;

(b) any question of international law;

(c) the existence of any fact which, if established, would constitute a breach of an international obligation;

(d) the nature or extent of the reparation to be made for the breach of an international obligation.

It is understood further that this declaration will remain in force until notice of its revocation is given.

(Signed) Bagbeni Adeito NZENGEYA,

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,

Permanent Representative of Zaire

to the United Nations.