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Dispute Regarding Navigational and Related Rights, Costa Rica v Nicaragua, Judgment on the merits, ICGJ 421 (ICJ 2009), 13th July 2009, International Court of Justice [ICJ]

Dispute Regarding Navigational and Related Rights, Costa Rica v Nicaragua, Judgment on the merits, ICGJ 421 (ICJ 2009), 13th July 2009, International Court of Justice [ICJ]

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 15 December 2019

What the legal basis was of Costa Rica’s right of free navigation on the relevant section of the San Juan river, what the precise extent of that right was and how the word “commerce” should be interpreted.

What the conditions of navigation by Costa Rican nationals and inhabitants of the Costa Rican bank of the San Juan River were.

To what extent Nicaragua had the power to regulate navigation on the relevant section of the river, to what extent customary rights had been established in this context, and the legality of specific measures it had taken.

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