Nicaragua and International Law: The ‘Academic’ and the ‘Real’
American Journal of International Law, Vol. 79, p. 657, 1985
9 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2011
Date Written: March 7, 2011
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?
Keywords: Nicaragua v. U.S., Article 2(4) of the UN Charter, International Court of Justice
JEL Classification: K10, K30, K33
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