Declarations recognizing the jurisdiction of the Court as compulsory


2 July 1992

[Translation from the French]

On behalf of the Government of Madagascar, I declare under Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice that Madagascar accepts as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, in relation to any other State accepting the same obligation and until such time as notice may be given to terminate this acceptance, the compulsory jurisdiction of the Court in all legal disputes concerning:

- the interpretation of a treaty;

- any question of international law;

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

- the nature or extent of the reparation to be made for the breach of an international obligation.

The present declaration does not apply:

- to disputes in regard to which the parties have agreed to have recourse to some other method of settlement;

- disputes relating to questions which, under international law, fall exclusively within the jurisdiction of Madagascar.

The Government of Madagascar also reserves the right to add to, amend or withdraw the foregoing reservations by means of a notification addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, which would take effect on the date of its receipt by the Secretary-General.

Antananarivo, 12 May 1992.

(Signed) Césaire RABENORO,

Minister for Foreign Affairs.