The International Court of Justice has set November 14 as the date for public hearings on Guyana's request for provisional measures related to a referendum planned by Venezuela on Essequibo
On October 30, Guyana asked the Court to indicate the sovereignty over the territory between the Essequibo River, and the boundary established by the 1899 Award and the 1905 Agreement
The two countries have been at odds over the territory, with both claiming ownership.
Venezuelans will vote on December 3 in a referendum on "the rights" over the potentially oil-rich territory which is in dispute.
Venezuela protested an oil tender announced by Guyana in September, arguing that the offshore areas are subject to dispute and the companies awarded the fields will not have the rights to explore them.