MEMORIAL SUBMITTED BY THE EXPERT, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
1. This memorial on the issue of status of Somaliland is submitted to the Court on the basis of articles 65
and 66 of Chapter IV of the Statute of the International Court of Justice.
2. International Court of Justice under the request of the United Nations Secretariat, basing on international law and opinion of relevant parties, should decide, whether Somaliland should be independent state or should remain an integral part of Somali Republic.
Part I: Jurisdiction
3. Pursuant to clause “a” of the article 65 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice which states that “questions upon which the advisory opinion of the Court is asked shall be laid before the Court by means of a written request containing an exact statement of the question upon which an opinion is required, and accompanied by all documents likely to throw light upon the question”, the People’s Republic of China receives the jurisdiction of the Court upon the question what status of Somaliland should be.
Part IV: Submissions
24. According to the contents of Parts I, II and III of this Memorial, we ask the Judges of the International Court of Justice to determine the status of Somaliland as being an integral part of the state Somali Republic.