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Population 5,727,707
Budget$ 88,340,000
Manpower 12000
Aircrafts 17
Fighters 0
Helicopters 11
Attack helicopters 0
Fleet 25
Aircraftcarriers 0
Submarines 0
Nuclear weapons 0


The case of The Republic of Nicaragua v. the United States of America (1986), was a case in which the International Court of Justice held that the U.S. violated international law by supporting Contras' rebellion against the Sandinistas, and by mining Nicaragua's harbors. With the award of reparations to Nicaragua, the case was decided in favor Nicaragua. The Court voted on 15 final decisions. In its verdict, the Court found that the United States had violated its customary international law obligations not to use force against any other State, not interfere in its affairs, and not to violate its sovereignty. It also found the United States in breach of Article XIX of Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation between Parties, signed at Managua, 21 January 1956.

Statement 9 stated that although the U.S. encouraged the Contras to violate human rights by publishing a manual entitled Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare (the Manual), this did not make these acts attributable the U.S. The United States declined to participate in the proceedings, arguing the ICJ lacked the jurisdiction to hear them. The U.S. also prevented the United Nations Security Council from enforcing the judgment and prevented Nicaragua from receiving any compensation. In September 1992, Nicaragua's post-FSLN government, Violeta Chamorro withdrew the case from the court following the repeal of the law that required it to seek compensation.

Source: Wikipedia