On July 22, The Hague's Permanent Court of Arbitration issued its ruling in the historic arbitration between the government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement, which represents the tribes of southern Sudan. At issue was the boundary of the oil-rich Abyei region, which the SPLM argued was traditionally the homeland of a Dinka tribe aligned with the South, rather than the government in Khartoum. But the arbitration had a far more important purpose than setting the boundary.
Wilmer Represents Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Landmark War-Ending Arbitration
The American Lawyer
July 28, 2009