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Nicaragua v. United States: A Look at the Facts

In 1984, Nicaragua brought suit before the International Court of Justice against the United States alleging various violations of international law in connection with U.S. support for armed insurgents known as the Contras. Against the recommendations of Professor Turner, the United States decided not to take part in the consideration of the case on the merits. This study - which was cited in draft form in one of the opinions to the World Court case - presents some of the evidence that led Professor Turner to conclude that the United States could have won the case on the merits.

Written by Robert F. Turner
Published by the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Inc., Cambridge, MA, 1987. ISBN 0-08-034499-2
January, 1987
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