Skip to main content

Boundary News

IBRU Releases New Arctic Maps

IBRU: Durham University’s Centre for Borders Research has updated its Arctic Maps Series to reflect the addendum that Canada filed with the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) on 22 December 2022. This addendum added 241,000 square nautical miles (827,000 square kilometres) to the area identified by Canada as part of its extended continental shelf (ECS), bringing the total area of Canada’s submission to 593,000 square nautical miles (2,036,000 square kilometres).
Thumbnail Map 1 IBRU Arctic map 10-01-23 (revised Russia claimed) 3300x2700

Fifth Annual IBRU Milefsky Award Honours Dr Haim Srebro

IBRU, Durham University’s Centre for Borders Research, has awarded its fifth annual Raymond Milefsky Award to Dr. Haim Srebro.
Dr Haim Srebro Winner of 2022 Milefsky Award

Israel and Lebanon agree to ‘historic’ deal to end maritime dispute

Lebanon and Israel have agreed a deal over a maritime border dispute involving offshore gas fields after years of US-mediated talks.
Israel Lebanon Maritime Aljazeera Map showing disputed area

ICJ rule Columbia must cease activities in the EEZ waters of Nicaragua

A ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has addressed a dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia over maritime borders which has lasted for many decades.
Image of the Peace Palace in The Hague by E Buxton

Russia stops peace treaty talks with Japan over disputed Kuril Islands

The Russian Foreign Ministry has announced it will stop negotiations with Japan on a peace treaty to officially end a conflict dating back to World War II involving the disputed Kuril Islands. The move which also includes the withdrawal from joint economic projects, is the result of Tokyo’s decision to impose sanctions on Russia over President Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine.
Kuril Islands. Image courtesy of: Navy Matters: Russia To Militarize Kuril Islands (

India and China in next round of talks to resolve border dispute

India and China have engaged in a 15th round of talks to try and find a resolution to their ongoing border dispute.
Line of Actual Control (LAC) India-China (Image courtesy of India Tribune)

Kenya and Uganda Start Demarcating Boundary

Kenya has started the demarcation of its boundary with Uganda. The Kenya-Uganda border runs from Lake Victoria, to the mouth of the Sio River in Busia, and on to Amudat and Moroto in Karamoja though the Turkana Escarpment to Mt. Zulia near the Kenya-Uganda -South Sudan tri-junction.
Uganda Kenya Border Map Image courtesy of Britannica Inc

Fourth Annual IBRU Milefsky Award Honours Friends for Conservation and Development and Asociación Balam

IBRU, Durham University’s Centre for Borders Research, has awarded its fourth annual Raymond Milefsky Award to a pair of non-governmental organisations devoted to conservation and development across disputed Belizean-Guatemalan borderlands. The award is being made to the Belizean non-governmental organisation Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) and its Guatemalan counterpart Asociación Balam.
Logos of the two associations FCD and Asc. Balam

ICJ Rules on Kenya Somalia Maritime Dispute

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled on the ongoing maritime dispute between Kenya and Somalia. The ruling was generally seen to be in favour of Somalia, with a new boundary line drawn by the ICJ closer to the Somalian claim, attributing to Somalia several offshore oil blocks claimed by Kenya.
Map  of the 12 October ICJ Decision

Venezuela Calls for Talks with Guyana over Border Dispute

Venezuela has asked for direct dialogue with Guyana over their ongoing border dispute after Guyana called for the dispute to go to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for resolution.
Guyana Venezuela Essequibo Border Dispute Map

ICJ announces October 2021 date for verdict on Kenya Somalia Maritime Dispute

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is to deliver its verdict on the disputed maritime border between Somalia and Kenya.
Peace Palace The Hague Image by E Buxton

Chile updates maritime limits leading to tension with Argentina

Chile has released a new version of Nautical Chart 8, covering its Southern waters, that has been denounced by Argentina as violating the 1984 Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the two countries.
Chile’s Nautical Chart 8, as annotated by Daniel Filmus of the Argentine Foreign Ministry