Somalia filed the case Thursday with the International Court
of Justice, contending that both countries recognize its jurisdiction to settle
the disputed border.
Somalia's application to the court says the two countries
"disagree about the location of the maritime boundary in the area where
their maritime entitlements overlap" and says diplomatic efforts have
failed to broker an agreement.
Rulings by the Hague-based court, the U.N.'s highest judicial
organ, are final and binding.