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Declarations recognizing the jurisdiction of the Court as compulsory


2 January 1958

I have the honour by direction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to declare, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of the Sudan, that in pursuance of paragraph 2 of Article 36 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, the Government of the Republic of the Sudan recognize as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, until such time as notice may be given to terminate this Declaration, the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in all legal disputes arising after the first day of January 1956 with regard to situations or facts subsequent to that date concerning:

(a) the interpretation of a treaty concluded or ratified by the Republic of the Sudan on or after the first day of January 1956;

(b) any question of International Law;

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

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

but excluding the following:

(i) disputes in regard to which the parties to the dispute have agreed or shall agree to have recourse to some other method of peaceful settlement;

(ii) disputes in regard to matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of the Republic of the Sudan as determined by the Government of the Republic of the Sudan;

(iii) disputes arising out of events occurring during any period in which the Republic of the Sudan is engaged in hostilities as a belligerent.

New York, 30 December 1957.

(Signed) Yacoub OSMAN,

Permanent Representative of the Sudan

to the United Nations.

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