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Nicaragua Before the International Court of Justice

Impacts on International Law

  • Edgardo Sobenes Obregon
  • Benjamin Samson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mohammed Bedjaoui
      Pages 3-14
    3. Alain Pellet
      Pages 15-39
  3. Evidentiary Matters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
  4. The Nicaraguan Sagas Before the International Court of Justice (Overviews)

  5. Jurisdictional Issues in the Nicaraguan Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
  6. Substantive Issues in the Nicaraguan Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Antonios Tzanakopoulos, Anna Ventouratou
      Pages 215-245
    3. Malgosia Fitzmaurice
      Pages 247-267
    4. Benjamin Samson, Tessa Barsac
      Pages 281-303
    5. William Schabas
      Pages 305-325
    6. Stephen C. McCaffrey
      Pages 347-367
  7. Procedural Issues in the Nicaraguan Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Alina Miron
      Pages 371-396
    3. Hugh Thirlway
      Pages 397-412
  8. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Pierre d’Argent
      Pages 429-432
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 433-435

About this book

Introduction

This book analyses Nicaragua's role in the development of international law, through its participation in cases that have come before the International Court of Justice. Nicaragua has appeared before the ICJ in fourteen cases, either as an applicant, respondent or intervening State, thus setting an important example of committment to the peaceful judicial settlement of disputes. The “Nicaraguan” cases have enabled the ICJ to take positions on and clarify a whole range of important procedural, jurisdictional and substantive legal issues, which have inspired the jurisprudence of international and regional courts and tribunals and influenced the development of international law. 
The book focuses on reviewing Nicaragua's cases before the ICJ, using a thematic approach to identify their impact on international law. Each chapter includes a discussion of the relevant cases on a particular theme and their impact over time on general as well as specific branches of international law, notably through their use as precedent by other international and regional courts and tribunals.

Keywords

Dispute settlement International law Law of the sea Customary law State responsibility International Court of Justice ICJ Nicaragua case

Editors and affiliations

  • Edgardo Sobenes Obregon
    • 1
  • Benjamin Samson
    • 2
  1. 1.Embassy of Nicaragua in The HagueDen HaagThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University Paris NanterreParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62962-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62961-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62962-9
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