International Law Keyed to Damrosche
Military and Paramilitary Activities in and Against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. United States of America)
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Not long after the Sandinistas took over Nicaragua in 1979, they began to supply aid to subversive elements in neighboring Honduras and El Salvador. The United States (D) commenced a series of military and paramilitary activities against Nicaragua (P) such as counterrevolutionaries, airspace overflights and harbor mining in response to the activities of the Sandinistas. Though neither El Salvador nor Honduras requested the help of the United States (D), Nicaragua (P) filed a suit against the United States (D) in the International Court of justice. The United States (D) however sited collective self-defense as a justification for its actions.
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