Chile takes Bolivia to U.N. court in The Hague in dispute over river access: official

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Posted: Jun 06, 2016 9:25 AM

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Chile on Monday filed a lawsuit against neighbor Bolivia at the U.N.'s highest court in The Hague, in a dispute over access to a disputed river that crosses their shared border, an official said.

Chilean officials submitted documentation to start formal legal proceedings over the Silala river, a official from the Chilean side said.

The South American neighbors are already engaged in legal proceedings at the court, after land-locked Bolivia filed proceedings in 2013, demanding Chile grant it access to the Pacific Ocean.

(Reporting By Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Toby Chopra)