Chile takes river dispute with Bolivia to UN court in Hague

June 6, 2016

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Chile on Monday filed a lawsuit against neighbour Bolivia at the UN’s highest court in The Hague, seeking a ruling in their decades-old dispute over whether Chile has the right to use a river that crosses their shared border.

Chilean officials submitted documentation to start formal legal proceedings over the Silala river, asking the International Court of Justice to declare it “an international watercourse” and granting Chile usage rights.

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