THE LEGAL STATUS OF GARUH AND UMM AL - MARADIM ISLANDS Professor Medwis Fallah Al-Rashidi * I. Introduction The conclusion of the “2000 Agreement demarcating the marine bound- aries between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait has once again drawn attention to the legal status of the two islands of Garuh and Umm Al-Maradim. It is particularly remarkable that this agreement, like pre- ceding boundary agreements, is silent on this issue. 1 [Henceforth, the non- facing of this pending issue by the two states, at that momentous time, was presumably because the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had acquiesced to Kuwait’s title to the two islands, which were factually under the lat- ter’s sovereignty, or the two states had agreed otherwise.] However, nei- ther of these possibilities have been traced in o ﬃ cial documents-mutually exchanged between the two states, nor in documents initiated by either one of them. Moreover, legal writings on this subject are scarce or, if they exist, are not abreast of the developments in international law of the 21st century—despite the economic and strategic importance of the two islands at the head of the Gulf. 2 It is hoped that this article will shed
Arab Law Quarterly – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2004
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