Nicaragua and International Law: The ‘Academic’ and the ‘Real’

American Journal of International Law, Vol. 79, p. 657, 1985

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-34

9 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2011  

Date Written: March 7, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

D'Amato, Anthony, Nicaragua and International Law: The ‘Academic’ and the ‘Real’ (March 7, 2011). American Journal of International Law, Vol. 79, p. 657, 1985; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-34. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1780562

Anthony D'Amato (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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