Part I

Bogdan AURESCU, Ph.D. in law, Lecturer Professor, Mirela PASCARU, International Court of Justice Decision in the case regarding Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea – Interactive Conference at the Faculty of Law of University Bucharest (the 10th of March 2009)
On 10 March 2009, a conference on “The Decision of the International Court of Justice in the Case regarding the Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea” took place at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest. The students assisting at this event enjoyed the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Cristian Diaconescu, as well as that of the Agent of Romania before the International Court of Justice, Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, currently Secretary of State for Strategic Affairs within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A welcome speech was delivered by professor Flavius-Antoniu Baias, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, who referred to the tight links between the Romanian School of International Law and the World Court in The Hague, in this regard mentioning the significant contribution of Professor Demetru Negulescu, the Romanian judge at the Permanent Court of International Justice, the forerunner of the current International Court of Justice.

In his speech, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Cristian Diaconescu, referred to the significance of the decision delivered by the Court in the Hague, on 3 February 2009, which had confirmed the justness of the Romanian position, both during the negotiations and during the jurisdictional proceedings, to the significance to found a political position on strong arguments of international law, as well as to the concrete outcome of the Romanian party, consisting in the greatest jurisdiction expansion since 1918.

Subsequently, Bogdan Aurescu made a technical presentation, accompanied by graphical projections, of the content of the ICJ decision.

Keywords: territorial delimitation, border, the International Court of Justice
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