UN Court Orders ARA Libertad Released from Ghana

Q2ARALibertadOn October 2, the government of Ghana seized the Argentine navy sail training ship Libertad in the port of Tema on behalf of US billionaire Paul Singer.  The government of Argentina appealed the seizure to the U.N. International Sea Tribunal in Hamburg, Germany.  Today the tribunal ruled that Ghana must release the ARA Libertad and its crew “immediately and unconditionally.”

UN Court Orders Release of Argentine Ship in Ghana

The ruling said warships enjoy immunity under international law and seizing the ship was “a source of conflict that may endanger friendly relations among states.” It wasn’t immediately clear whether the ruling is final and whether it can be appealed.

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