December 2, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
The presidents of both Colombia and Nicaragua on Saturday expressed hope for avoiding war and using dialogue to resolve a territorial and maritime dispute following a recent ruling on the issue by the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The ICJ ended the dispute between the two nations by ...[read more]
November 19, 2012
by Addison Morris
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ended a long-running territorial and maritime dispute between Colombia and Nicaragua by ruling Monday that Colombia has sovereignty over a group of small islands in the western Caribbean, while Nicaragua has control over a large amount of the surrounding ...[read more]
November 18, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On November 18, 2010, Costa Rica filed a complaint with the International Court of Justice (ICJ), accusing Nicaragua of violating its territorial integrity and damaging protected wetlands, and contending that 50 Nicaraguan soldiers remained in the area. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega had ...[read more]
August 11, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On August 11, 2010, the Supreme Court of Nicaragua replaced seven justices who had been boycotting court. The judges, who were affiliated with the opposition Liberal Constitutionalist Party, had boycotted the court for 10 months following the decision of President Daniel Ortega to extend the terms ...[read more]
July 3, 2012
by Emily Osgood
JURIST Senior Editor Kimberly Bennett, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, posits that human rights violations taking place in rural, economically disadvantaged communities are most likely to be reconciled through the harmonization of corporations and the locality they inhabit... ...[read more]
June 3, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On June 3, 2008, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed new legislation to provide increased legal protections for refugees and asylum seekers coming from other countries, including those in Central America, Africa and Asia. The law was passed after extensive lobbying by the UN High Commission ...[read more]
January 16, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 16, 2009, the Supreme Court of Nicaragua overturned the corruption conviction of the country's former president Arnoldo Aleman. He had been convicted of money laundering and embezzlement in 2009 after being accused of taking up to $100 million from the Nicaraguan government. He was ...[read more]
August 2, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 2, 2005, US President George W. Bush signed the US-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) into law, making it the first official trade pact between the US and Central America. CAFTA ended tariffs against US products in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, ...[read more]
July 13, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 13, 2009, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Nicaragua had interfered with Costa Rica's right of free navigation on the San Juan river, which separates the two Central American countries. Costa Rica filed a complaint in the ICJ in 2005, arguing that although Nicaragua has ...[read more]
June 16, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The governments of Mexico and several other countries, along with the Anti-Defamation League filed amicus briefs on Thursday in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) class action lawsuit against Georgia's new immigration law. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El ...[read more]

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