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Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) July 8, 1996: on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons by International Court of Justice.

On July 8, 1996, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the judicial branch of the United Nations, issued its advisory opinion, The Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons. The ICJ found 1) that the threat or use of nuclear weapons "would generally be contrary" to humanitarian and other international law regulating the conduct of warfare, and 2) that under Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and other international law states are obligated to "bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control.

Advisory Opinion Text and Supporting Documents (July 8, 1996):

Additional Resources regarding the Legality of Nuclear Weapons:


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