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Case name The Government of Sudan / The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (Abyei Arbitration)
Case description

On July 11, 2008, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement deposited an Arbitration Agreement with the PCA. A five member arbitral tribunal was then constituted to decide the case, with the PCA acting as registry and providing administrative support. The arbitration was conducted under the  PCA Optional Rules for Arbitrating Disputes between Two Parties of Which Only One is a State.

 

Name(s) of Claimant(s)
Name(s) of Respondent(s)
Names of Parties The Government of Sudan ( State )
The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army ( - Other - )
Case number 2008-07
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Other proceedings
Subject matter or economic sector Land border delimitation
Rules used in arbitral proceedings Permanent Court of Arbitration Optional Rules for Arbitrating Disputes between Two Parties of Which Only One Is a State
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced Other
Arbitration Agreement between the Government of Sudan and The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army and Delimiting Abyei Area, 7 July 2008

Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) Netherlands
Arbitrator(s)

Professor Pierre-Marie Dupuy (Presiding Arbitrator) 
H.E. Judge Awn Al-Khasawneh
Professor Dr. Gerhard Hafner
Professor W. Michael Reisman
Judge Stephen Schwebel

Representatives of the Claimant(s)
Representatives of the Respondent(s)
Representatives of the Parties

The Government of Sudan

Agent:

Ambassador Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed, Dirdeiry & Co., Khartoum

Co-Agents:

Dr. Faisal Abdel Rahamn Ali Taha; and
Dr. Abdelrahman Ibrahim Elkhalifa

Counsel and Advocates:

Professor James Crawford QC, S.C., Matrix Chambers, London;
Dr. Nabil Elaraby, Zaki Hashem & Partners, Cairo;
Professor Alain Pellet, University of Paris Ouest, Nanterre – La Défense; and

Mr. Rodman Bundy and Ms. Loretta Malintoppi, Eversheds LLP, Paris.

 

The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army

Agent:

Dr. Riek Machar Teny, Deputy Chairman Sudan People’s Liberation Movement; and
Minister Luka Biong Deng, Member of the SPLM Team for the Implementation of Abyei Protocol

Counsel:

Gary Born, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London;
Wendy Miles, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London;
Professor Paul R. Williams, Public International Law and Policy Group, Washington DC;
Vanessa Jiménez; Public International Law and Policy Group, Washington DC.

Number of Arbitrators in case 5
Date of commencement of proceeding [dd-mm-yyyy] 2008
Date of issue of final award [dd-mm-yyyy]  
Length of Proceedings
Additional notes
Attachments Award or other decision
22-07-2009  Arabic
22-07-2009  Arabic
22-07-2009  Arabic
22-07-2009  Arabic
22-07-2009  English
22-07-2009  English
22-07-2009  English
22-07-2009  English
22-07-2009  English
22-07-2009  Arabic
18-09-2009  English

Other
06-07-1993  French
06-07-1993  English
07-07-2008  English
24-11-2008  English

Press Release
03-07-2008  French
03-07-2008  English
02-10-2008  French
02-10-2008  English
18-12-2008  English
18-12-2008  English
18-12-2008  French
18-12-2008  French
03-04-2009  English
03-04-2009  French
16-04-2009  French
16-04-2009  English
14-07-2009  French
14-07-2009  English
22-07-2009  English
22-07-2009  Arabic
22-07-2009  English

Transcript/Minutes
24-11-2008  English
18-04-2009  English
19-04-2009  English
20-04-2009  English
21-04-2009  English
22-04-2009  English
23-04-2009  English

Written submission
18-12-2008  English
18-12-2008  English
03-02-2009  English
09-02-2009  English
13-02-2009  English
18-02-2009  English
19-02-2009  English
24-02-2009  English
28-02-2009  English
28-02-2009  English
16-03-2009  English

Image
11-07-2008  English
24-11-2008  English
18-03-2009  English
18-03-2009  English
18-03-2009  English
18-03-2009  English
18-03-2009  English

Video
22-07-2009  English
22-07-2009  English
22-07-2009  English
22-07-2009  English
 
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