"…the rules of international law dictate that the maritime jurisdiction of States derives from the territory belonging to each country…."  (Jose Miguel Insulza OAS pg 55)

   "…on December 8, 2008, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Belize and Guatemala took the most important step in the history of the dispute by signing the Special Agreement to Submit Guatemala's Territorial, Island, and Maritime Claim to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a definitive judgment.  This was the first time the path had been paved for an equitable, honorable, and permanent settlement of the dispute".  (Jose Miguel Insulza OAS pg55)