The website of the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Brussels will broadcast tomorrow, December 11, starting at 3:00 p.m., the live broadcast of the verdict announcement on the Equatorial Guinea against France case. On the home page of our website –www.embajada-guinea-equatorial.com– there will be a player with this live broadcast.
After four years of intense work within the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the highest Court of the United Nations, tomorrow we will finally know if International Justice agrees with Equatorial Guinea in the important case against the French country.
Equatorial Guinea brought the case before this high court, located in the Dutch city of The Hague, to defend its sovereignty and respect for international conventions, after the French court opened a lawsuit in 2016 against the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea. The French country also did not take into account the diplomatic status of the building that houses the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Paris and that France had tried to seize.
“If France has the capacity to transform the rules and principles of International Law and thus violate the rights of Equatorial Guineans of my generation, I am very sincerely concerned about how France will treat us if International Justice turns its back on us.” These are words of Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to the Netherlands and agent of our country before the Court in this important case.
Ambassador Nvono-Ncá, as our country’s agent before the ICJ, has been in charge of opening and closing each one of the sessions during which our country has announced and argued its allegations in this case. A masterful defense of Equatorial Guinea that has left great memorable phrases.
France comes to this prestigious Court with false accusations against Equatorial Guinea. Members of the French delegation, the dignity of my Head of State is untouchable.Carmelo Nvono-Ncá
It would be the first time in history that an African state wins a case of such relevance to a western country as influential as France and this was stressed by the Ambassador in one of his interventions. “Equatorial Guinea is not the first African country to suffer a clear international injustice, particularly at the hands of France. Other African States have already appeared before this Court to assert their rights in controversies involving French courts. We sincerely hope that the Republic of Equatorial Guinea will be the last country to tell France enough is enough”.