DVADSIATE VÝROČIE PRIJATIA ROZSUDKU MEDZINÁRODNÉHO SÚDNEHO DVORA VO VECI SÚSTAVY VODNÝCH DIEL GABČÍKOVO – NAGYMAROS
The 20th anniversary of the Gabčíkovo – Nagymaros project judgment adopted by the International Court of Justice
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In its Judgment of 25 September 1997, the Court asserted that Hungary was not entitled to suspend and subsequently abandon, in 1989, the works on the Nagymaros project and on the part of the Gabčíkovo project for which it was responsible. Czechoslovakia was entitled to proceed, in November 1991, to the “provisional solution“. On the other hand, Czechoslovakia was not entitled to put into operation, from October 1992. The Court decided that Hungary and Slovakia must negotiate in good faith in the light of the prevailing situation and must take all necessary measures to ensure the achievement of the objectives of the said Treaty, in accordance with such modalities as they might agree upon. Hungary was to compensate Slovakia for the damage sustained by Czechoslovakia and by Slovakia. Slovakia was to compensate Hungary for the damage it had sustained because of the putting into operation of the dam. In 1998, Slovakia filed in a request for an additional Judgment in the case. Slovakia considered such a Judgment necessary because of the unwillingness of Hungary to implement the Judgment. After the filing by Hungary of a statement of its position on Slovakia’s request, the Parties resumed negotiations and informed the Court on a regular basis of the progress in them.
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