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Border and Transborder Armed Actions, Nicaragua v Honduras, Judgment, Jurisdiction and Admissibility, [1988] ICJ Rep 69, ICGJ 102 (ICJ 1988), 20th December 1988, United Nations [UN]; International Court of Justice [ICJ]

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Whether Nicaragua had the burden of proof to establish that the International Court of Justice (‘ICJ“) had jurisdiction, or whether Honduras had the burden of proof to establish that it did not.

Whether the ICJ had jurisdiction under the American Treaty on Pacific Settlement (‘Pact of Bogotá“) to hear Nicaragua's claim regarding Honduras' lack of cooperation in controlling paramilitary groups, generally known as contra forces, on their mutual border.

Whether Nicaragua's Application was admissible, considering Honduras' objections that the claim was politically inspired, artificial, vague, and insufficient with regards to the requirement of settlement through negotiation as required by Article II of the Pact of Bogotá.

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