MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua filed a new lawsuit against Colombia with the International Court of Justice on Monday, claiming territory that includes lucrative offshore oil fields and fishing waters in the Caribbean, the government said in a statement.
The lawsuit asks the court, based in The Hague, to settle a long-standing border dispute.
The United Nations court ruled in a separate lawsuit in November that Nicaragua held sovereignty over the disputed waters, but Colombia argued the ruling was inapplicable.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has called for a bilateral agreement with Colombia to implement the international court’s previous ruling.
Reporting by Ivan Castro; Writing by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Simon Gardner and Christopher Wilson