In the face of an adverse decision at the jurisdictional phase of Nicaragua v. United States, the United States withdrew from any further participation in the proceedings before the International Court of Justice ("I.C.J."). In walking out of the Court, the United States effectively walked out on the system of international law that emerged in the post- World War II period.
Paul W. Kahn,
From Nuremberg to the Hague: The United States Position in Nicaragua v. United States and the Development of International Law,
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