The Special Chamber of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg, Germany, has ruled in favour of Ghana in the three-year-long maritime dispute between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean. The Chamber in a unanimous decision on Saturday, 23rd September, 2017, ruled that there has not been any violation on the part of Ghana on Côte d’Ivoire’s maritime boundary. The Chamber rejected Côte d’Ivoire’s argument that Ghana’s coastal lines were unstable. It also noted that Ghana has not violated Côte d’Ivoire’s sovereign rights with its oil exploration in the disputed basin. Justice Boualem Bouguetaia, President of the Special Chamber, in reading the judgment, accepted Ghana’s argument of adoption of the equidistance method of delineation of the maritime boundary. Click on the links below for the full Judgement and Press Release of the Tribunal.