In the ongoing territorial dispute between Colombia and Nicaragua regarding the maritme borders of the San Andres islands, one quixotic Colombian is taking matters into his own hands claiming the Hague ruling violates Colombia’s constitution.
Pedro Nel Pinzon, like many, was outraged by the controversial ICJ decision. Unlike many, however, he has decided that he won’t take the ruling lying down. Pinzon, argues that an international verdict cannot supercede the autonomy of the Colombian constitution.
The former president of the constitutional court, Jose Gregorio Hernandez, disagrees. According to the former president, the entire nature of the suit is “absurd and lacking in logic.”