Costa Rica Prepares to Fight Back Against CCJ Ruling

Costa Rica is prepared to go to the Netherlands over the failure of the Central American Court of Justice (CCJ) which condemned the country for alleged environmental damage to the river San Juan and the ecosystem of the common border with Nicaragua, because of the construction of the trail 1856.

This is what Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo warned about the possibility that the government of Daniel Ortega contribute this statement as fact in his favor at the trial that ensued in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands-based, for the same case.

“It is no surprise if they do, sure they will try to use it,” said Chancellor from New York, United States, after hearing the ruling of the CCJ, based in Managua.

Yesterday’s sentence has no effect on Costa Rica because its government has never recognized the Central American Court.

“The Court of The Hague is real and is going to realize that it is something arbitrary, biased and politicized, we will to prove,” continued Castle.

The diplomat argued that the past president of the CCJ, the Honduran Francisco Lobo, made statements that prejudged to Costa Rica and the current president, Carlos Guerra, should be excused from participation by Nicaragua.

In San Jose, President Laura Chinchilla, adding that the tribunal acted falsely against Costa Rica, “We have every right to doubt their objectivity because it is located in Nicaragua, because who presides over this court is Nicaraguan.”

This case came to the CCJ for allegations National Recycling Forum and the Nicaraguan Foundation for Sustainable Development.

The Court held: “condemn the State of Costa Rica for engaging in irresponsible and related environmental damage in the San Juan de Nicaragua, and the shared ecosystem.”

Costa Rica denies having caused damage to the river San Juan.

The judges added that Costa Rica “built a high-risk work and environmental hazards” without impact studies or consulting with Nicaragua, while violated agreements “for the conservation of biodiversity and protection of priority wildlife areas in Central America.”

According to Guerra, Costa Rica must obey the decision or, otherwise, we will ask the presidents of the Central American Integration System (SICA) measures, but did not specify what kind.

On that possibility, Castillo said that presidents can only ratify the decision unanimously and Costa Rica will not.

The work, in which the country has invested $ 40 million, is being investigated for allegations of corruption here.

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