Deutsche Presse-Agentur reports that, "Bolivia threatened Sunday to take court action to block the compromise (climate) deal reached in Mexico... ‘We will file a complaint with the International Court of Justice in The Hague against the text approved in Cancun,' Boliva's UN Ambassador Pablo Solon told the government daily El Cambio."
"Despite a lack of unanimity (required under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change rules), conference chairman Patricia Espinosa approved the comprise... Solon claimed the way Bolivia's position was overruled represented jettisoned the principle of consensus and was an ‘abuse of the framework agreement on climate protection'."
The International Court of Justice is the primary judicial organ of the United Nations. Article 94 establishes the duty of all UN members to comply with decisions of the Court involving them. If parties do not comply, the issue may be taken before the Security Council for enforcement action.
The DPA article is at http://sify.com/news/bolivia-threatens-court-action-to-halt-cancun-deal-....
Brent Patterson, Director of Campaigns and Communications, Council of Canadians
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