Costa Rica’s case against Nicaragua will be televised on Internet

The International Court of Justice hearing today between Costa Rica and Nicaragua will be streamed live from The Hague. The television facilities of the United Nations are being used to distribute the hearing in several formats.

Costa Rica wants the court to order Nicaragua to leave the Isla Calero and give permission for remedial work to close up the two canals that the Nicaraguans have dug and dredged between the Río San Juan and the Caribbean.

The television signal will begin at 10 a.m. in The Hague. That will be 2 a.m. Costa Rican time because The Netherlands is on daylight savings time and there is an eight hour time difference.

The service will be streamed in English and French. Some news reporters and probably the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto here will receive a high definition signal.

The public can see a low definition signal via the Internet. This is the LINK for English. This is the U.N. Television LINK!

The court said that the session today would begin at 10 a.m. local time and finish about 1 p.m.  That would be 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Costa Rican time.

Costa Rica outlines its case today. Nicaragua does so Tuesday.

The hearing is scheduled to last through Thursday with each country presenting its case and having another day to respond.

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