Nicaragua vs United States: An Analysis of the Jurisprudence Relating to Customary International Law (2 of 2)

Due to a United States’ multilateral treaty reservation, the Court could not rely on the United Nations Charter and was compelled to base its findings in relation to the use of force customary and general principles of international law. As a result, the Nicaragua case developed a significant jurisprudence on customary international law relating to (1) the use of force and non-intervention, (2) elements necessary to form customary international law, and (3) the relationship between customary and treaty law.