The Government of Sudan / The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (Abyei Arbitration)

On July 11, 2008, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement deposited an Arbitration Agreement with the PCA. A five member arbitral tribunal was then constituted to decide the case, with the PCA acting as registry and providing administrative support. The arbitration was conducted under the  PCA Optional Rules for Arbitrating Disputes between Two Parties of Which Only One is a State.

 


Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s)
Name(s) of Respondent(s) -
Names of Parties

The Government of Sudan

Agent:

Ambassador Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed, Dirdeiry & Co., Khartoum

Co-Agents:

Dr. Faisal Abdel Rahamn Ali Taha; and
Dr. Abdelrahman Ibrahim Elkhalifa

Counsel and Advocates:

Professor James Crawford QC, S.C., Matrix Chambers, London;
Dr. Nabil Elaraby, Zaki Hashem & Partners, Cairo;
Professor Alain Pellet, University of Paris Ouest, Nanterre – La Défense; and

Mr. Rodman Bundy and Ms. Loretta Malintoppi, Eversheds LLP, Paris.

 

The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army

Agent:

Dr. Riek Machar Teny, Deputy Chairman Sudan People’s Liberation Movement; and
Minister Luka Biong Deng, Member of the SPLM Team for the Implementation of Abyei Protocol

Counsel:

Gary Born, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London;
Wendy Miles, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London;
Professor Paul R. Williams, Public International Law and Policy Group, Washington DC;
Vanessa Jiménez; Public International Law and Policy Group, Washington DC.

Case number 2008-07
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Other proceedings
Subject matter or economic sector Land border delimitation
Rules used in arbitral proceedings Permanent Court of Arbitration Optional Rules for Arbitrating Disputes between Two Parties of Which Only One Is a State
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Other]


Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) Netherlands
Arbitrator(s)

Professor Pierre-Marie Dupuy (Presiding Arbitrator) 
H.E. Judge Awn Al-Khasawneh
Professor Dr. Gerhard Hafner
Professor W. Michael Reisman
Judge Stephen Schwebel

Representatives of the Claimant(s) -
Representatives of the Respondent(s) -
Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 5
Date of commencement of proceeding 2008
Date of issue of final award 22 July 2009
Length of Proceedings Less than one year
Additional notes -

Documents

Written submission
Memorial of the Government of Sudan: Errata letter
Memorial of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army: Errata letter
Counter-Memorial of the Government of Sudan: Errata letter
Memorial of the Government of Sudan
Memorial of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army
Counter-Memorial of the Government of Sudan
Counter-Memorial of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army
Counter-Memorial of the Government of Sudan: Omission letter
Rejoinder of the Government of Sudan
Rejoinder of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army
Government of Sudan Counter-Memorial and Rejoinder: Errata letter
Procedural Documents
PCA Optional Rules for Arbitrating Disputes between Two Parties of Which Only One is a State
Règlement facultatif de la CPA pour l'arbitrage des différends entre deux parties dont l'une seulement est un Etat
Arbitration Agreement
Terms of Appointment
Award or other decision
Final Award
Appendix 1 - Final Award Map
Appendix 2 - Comparative Map of the Abyei Region
Dissenting Opinion
Appendix to Dissenting Opinion
Final Award
Appendix 1 - Final Award Map
Appendix 2 - Comparative Map of the Abyei Region
Dissenting Opinion
Appendix to Dissenting Opinion
Translator's Certification
Press Release
Live Webstream of Oral Pleadings
Retransmission video des audiences
Arbitral Tribunal to Render Final Award
Final Award rendered
Final Award rendered
Le Tribunal arbitral rendra sa sentence finale
Image
Photo of Parties and PCA
Photo of Tribunal members
Photo 1 - Oral Pleadings
Photo 2 - Oral Pleadings
Photo 3 - Oral Pleadings
Photo 4 - Oral Pleadings
Photo 5 - Oral Pleadings
Video
Hearing - Day 1 - Excess of Mandate - Part I
Hearing - Day 1 - Excess of Mandate - Part II
Hearing - Day 1 - Excess of Mandate - Part III
Hearing - Day 1 - Excess of Mandate - Part IV
Hearing - Day 1 - Excess of Mandate - Part V
Hearing - Day 1 - Excess of Mandate - Part VI
Hearing - Day 1 - Excess of Mandate - Part VII
Hearing - Day 1 - Excess of Mandate - Part VIII
Hearing - Day 2 - Excess of Mandate
Hearing - Day 3 - Excess of Mandate - Part I
Hearing - Day 3 - Excess of Mandate - Part II
Hearing - Day 3 - Delimitation - Part I
Hearing - Day 3 - Delimitation - Part II
Hearing - Day 4 - Delimitation - Part I
Hearing - Day 4 - Delimitation - Part II
Hearing - Day 4 - Delimitation - Part III
Hearing - Day 4 - Delimitation - Part IV
Hearing - Day 5 - Delimitation - Part I
Hearing - Day 5 - Delimitation - Part II
Hearing - Day 5 - Delimitation - Part III
Hearing - Day 5 - Delimitation - Part IV
Hearing - Day 6 - Closing - Part I
Hearing - Day 6 - Closing - Part II
Final Award Webcast - Part 1
Final Award Webcast - Part 2
Final Award Webcast - Part 3
Final Award Webcast - Part 4
Transcript/Minutes
Transcript of Preliminary Procedural Meeting
Transcripts of Oral Pleadings - Day 1
Transcripts of Oral Pleadings - Day 2
Transcripts of Oral Pleadings - Day 3
Transcripts of Oral Pleadings - Day 4
Transcripts of Oral Pleadings - Day 5
Transcripts of Oral Pleadings - Day 6