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Click here for press release (approximately 2 pages); download of Agreement available via link, here (approximately 5 pages)
Argentina and Ghana have concluded an Agreement regarding their dispute over the ARA Libertad, an Argentine frigate detained in Port of Tema, Ghana, in October 2012, and the subject of subsequent court proceedings. The Agreement signals the end of an arbitration proceeding initiated at the Permanent Court of Arbitration pursuant to Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The States agreed that, among other conciliatory gestures, the Ghanaian Supreme Court’s ruling that “upholds the customary international law position on the immunity of warships” constituted “sufficient satisfaction to discharge any injury occasioned by the injunction measure over the Argentine warship.” The Arbitral Tribunal will issue an official Termination Order in due course.