The case, according to the AG will take at least three years. The two parties are to agree on three independent arbitrators by mutual consent. The president of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to which both countries belong to, will be compelled to appoint the arbitrators should the two parties fail to reach an agreement on the arbitrators.
The Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong today briefed the press on steps Ghana has taken to settle a maritime boundary dispute between her (Ghana) and Cote d'Ivoire. According to her, the arbitration is a desire to strengthen the relationship between the two countries by firmly and finally establishing the maritime boundary.