The Peace of God to all that belong to the LIght,
The rule of Law is not guaranty of that the rights of everybody can be fully preserved but it is the most perfect tool that humanity has developed to
maintain a minimum of ordering that create conditions for the survival of people, societies and nations. Without the rule of Law no doubt this world
would be an absolute hostile jungle in which crimes should be all the time ruling life.
Since the time of the Ancient Rome it was clear that humanity accepted that one unquestionable signal of civilization and what separate us from
animals is the rule of Law, a body of ethical principles and values that rule the relationships in between individuals, groups and nations.
One fundamental element of the Law is the respect to agreements in between parts, especially if they have been fully approved and even ratified or
certified with the very definitive legal procedures to guarantee its meaning and validity.
Treaties in between nations are binding, that is a fundamental principle of law, otherwise this could ride to completely instability in negotiations
in which the responsibilities and the rights become completely eroded or fooled by the will of the parts to accept what they initially agreed.
This is what The Republic of Chile has told today in the International Court of The Hague, with respect to the Bolivian claim to try to sue them to
get access to the Pacific ocean looking for a favorable verdict of the court.
Now, what ever the Answer of the tribunal would be could send it to the worst crisis of credibility since its foundation.
If the court accepts Bolivian claims it create another precedent of the violation of the fundamental principle that treaties in between nations are
binding, and if not It may go in opposite direction to the infamous decision taken by that same tribunal about the treaty of 1928 in between Columbia
and Nicaragua, that established the maritime limit in between the two countries is the 82 meridian.
In 2014 Columbia moved away from the jurisdiction of the international court, even being the original country in which one of the key international
agreements of the legal scope of the court was established by the so called Bogota Pact of 1948.
The Republic of Columbia considers its sovereignty was gravely compromised by a verdict that was not based on Law but on politics.
Columbian territory and marine zones in the Caribbean became fractured as a consequence of a decision that is not accepted since it is based on making
void a treaty that was even fully ratified by the congresses of the two nations.
The attitude of Columbia to attend formally the process in the International court showed its deep respect to the rule of Law, but the decision was
taken against a treaty that can't be void for the simple reason that was not only signed but ratified by the two congresses and also applied along
many decades from 1928 to 1979.
It was the arrival of the Sandinist Marxist regime to rule Nicaragua what altered completely the status quo in between the two nations. Daniel
Ortega wanted to build a Chinese interoceanic canal in its territory and due to that project he was decided to violate the international treaties with
Costa Rica, Panama and Columbia.
Nicaraguan went with a bunch of lies to the Court to find the way to go around the treaty of 1928 and fool Columbians in the settlement of the
maritime borders that was fixed decades ago.
Surely Chile will follow the same decision of Columbia if the court decide to favor Bolivia. The crucial point here is that the attitude of the
Hague international court is extremely grave for the international legal frame, moreover contradicts clearly the rule of Law, since it is through very
controversial decisions trying to rewrite History and invalidate treaties that were absolutely approved in between countries and then applied along
There is no doubt that what the court is doing is not to apply rule of Law but politics, is favoring countries that have decided to fool others in
the compromises acquired through treaties and so is messing the world order giving instruments to those nations to fight against their counterparts in
strictly bilateral affairs that attain on sovereignty.
We are dealing here to a political plot that is happening in the core of what supposedly might be the very highest Justice court of the world.
This is extremely grave since their political decisions, that are perverting the meaning of Law , also supposedly can't be appealed. The verdicts of
The Hague court are inviting to more Machiavellian or pirate regimes to gain advantage by fooling legal agreements with nations that are respecting
the rule of Law, based on political arguments.
Of course the thread is open to the free discussion of this so important topic within the boundaries of the mutual respect and decorum norms.
The Angel of Lightness
edit on 6/30/2015 by The angel of light because: (no reason given)