This essay assesses the impact of the 'Nicaraguan' cases, ie cases in which Nicaragua has been involved before the International Court of Justice, on the law of treaties. It focuses on two main aspects: the first is the relationship between various principles and (or) maxims of interpretation and the customary rules of interpretation reflected in Articles 31-32 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. The second is the relationship between treaty and customary law, considered against the background of the quintessential Nicaraguan case, the Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Tzanakopoulos & Ventouratou: Nicaragua in the International Court of Justice and the Law of Treaties
Antonios Tzanakopoulos (Univ. of Oxford - Law) & Anna Ventouratou (Univ. of Athens - Law) have posted Nicaragua in the International Court of Justice and the Law of Treaties (in Nicaragua Before the International Court of Justice: Impacts on International Law, Edgardo Sobenes & Benjamin Samson eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract: