Nicaragua and International Law: The ‘Academic’ and the ‘Real’
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
March 7, 2011
American Journal of International Law, Vol. 79, p. 657, 1985
Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-34
Discusses questions about U.S. policy raised by the proceedings of the Nicaragua case. Was the United States within the exercise of its “inherent right of self defense”? Was the matter a political question for resolution by the Security Council and not suitable for adjudication by the International Court of Justice?
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: Nicaragua v. U.S., Article 2(4) of the UN Charter, International Court of Justice
JEL Classification: K10, K30, K33
Date posted: March 8, 2011
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