June 26, 2006

Today / 06.27.06

by PG

The More Things Change (1986) - The International Court of Justice decides in Nicaragua v. United States that the U.S. had violated international law by supporting Contra guerrillas in their war against the Nicaraguan government and by mining Nicaragua's harbors. The U.S. refused to abide by the Court's decision, on the basis that the court erred in finding that it had jurisdiction to hear the case, and withdrew its declaration accepting the Court's compulsory jurisdiction. Undeterred, 15 years later the ICJ finds against the U.S. in the LaGrand Case.

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