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A/RES/42/18


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

12 November 1987

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                                                        A/RES/42/18
                                                        68th plenary meeting
                                                        12 November 1987
 
          Judgment of the International Court of Justice of 27 June 1986
          concerning military and paramilitary activities in and against
          Nicaragua: need for immediate compliance
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Recalling Security Council resolutions 530 (1983) of 19 May 1983 and
 562 (1985) of 10 May 1985, and its resolution 41/31 of 3 November 1986,
 
      Aware that, under the Charter of the United Nations, the International
 Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations and
 that each Member undertakes to comply with the decision of the Court in any
 case to which it is a party,
 
      Considering that Article 36, paragraph 6, of the Statute of the Court
 provides that "in the event of a dispute as to whether the Court has
 jurisdiction, the matter shall be settled by the decision of the Court",
 
      Taking note of the Judgment of the International Court of Justice of
 27 June 1986 in the case of "Military and Paramilitary Activities in and
 against Nicaragua",
 
      Having considered the events that have taken place in and against
 Nicaragua since the Judgment was rendered, in particular the continued
 financing by the United States of America of military and other activities in
 and against Nicaragua,
 
      Emphasizing the obligation of States, under customary international law,
 not to intervene in the internal affairs of other States,
 
      1.   Urgently calls for full and immediate compliance with the Judgment
 of the International Court of Justice of 27 June 1986 in the case of "Military
 and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua" in conformity with the
 relevant provisions of the Charter of the United Nations;
 
      2.   Requests the Secretary-General to keep the General Assembly informed
 on the implementation of this resolution;
 
      3.   Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-third
 session the item entitled "Judgment of the International Court of Justice of
 27 June 1986 concerning military and paramilitary activities in and against
 Nicaragua:  need for immediate compliance".