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International Law, the International Court of Justice and Nuclear Weapons - Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

International Law, the International Court of Justice and Nuclear Weapons

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Published: 25th October 1999
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The legality of nuclear weapons has been strongly questioned in recent years, particularly by the developing countries and non-governmental organisations. Their concern found expression in the requests by the World Health Organisation and the United Nations General Assembly to the International Court of Justice to pronounce on the legality of their use. On 8 July 1996, the Court handed down two Advisory Opinions; these are the first authoritative international judicial opinions since the development of nuclear weapons in the 1940s. This book offers a comprehensive study of the opinions. More than thirty internationally respected experts contribute their analyses of the status of nuclear weapons in international law across all its sectors: use of force, humanitarian law, environment and human rights. The contributions also assess the implications of the opinions for international organisations and the international judicial function. Contributors include lawyers, academics, diplomats and advisors to international bodies.

'... for persons seeking a thorough-going, high-quality, readable analysis of all aspects of this important development in international law, this is the book to have. It is probably more suitable for professional international lawyers and students of the subject.' The Law Quarterly Review

Preface
Introduction Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Philippe Sands
Actors, Institutions and the International Court of Justice
Who are the addressees of the Opinions?
Quels sont les destinataires des avis?
On discretion: reflections on the nature of the consultative function of the International Court of Jusitce Georges Abi-Saab
ET and the International Court of Justice: reflections of an extraterrestrial on the two Advisory Opinions
E.T. a la Cour Internationale de Justice: meditations d'un extra-terrestre sur deux avis consultatifs
The jurisdiction and merits phases distinguished
Reflections on the principle of speciality revisited and the 'politicisation' of the specialised agencies
Quelques reflexions sur le principe de specialite et la 'politisation' des institutions specialisees Pierre Klein
Judicial review of the acts of international organisations Elihu Lauterpacht
The WHO request Michael Bothe
The WHO case: implications for specialised agencies Virginia Leary
Substantive Aspects
Lotus and the double structure of international legal argument Ole Spiermann
Non liquet and the incompleteness of international law Daniel Bodansky
Treaty and custom Roger S. Clark
Nuclear weapons and jus cogens: pre-emptory norms and justice pre-empted? Jacob Werksman and Ruth Khalastchi
The question of the law of neutrality
La question du droit de la neutralite Christian Dominice
The status of nuclear weapons in the light of the Court's opinion of 8 July 1996
Le statut des armes nucleaires a la lumiere de l'Avis de la CIJ du 8 juillet 1996 Eric David
International humanitarian law, or the exploration by the Court of a terra somewhat to it
Le droit international humanitaire, ou de l'exploration par la cour d'une terra a peu pres incognita pour elle Luigi Condorelli
Jus ad bellum and jus in bello in the Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinion Christopher Greenwood
On the relationship between jus ad bellum and jus in bello in the General Assembly Advisory Opinion Rein Mullerson
Necessity and proportionality in jus ad bellum and jus in bello Judith Gardam
The notion of 'state survival' in international law Marcelo G. Kohen
The right to life and genocide: the Court and international public policy Vera Gowlland-Debbas
Opening the door to the environment and to future generations Edith Brown Weiss
The use of nuclear weapons and the protection of the environment
Le recours a l'arme nucleaire et la protection de l'environnement: l'apport de la Cour internationale de Justice Djamchild Momtaz
The Non-Proliferation Treaty and its future Miguel Marin Bosch
The Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinions: The declarations and separate and dissenting opinions Hugh Thirlway
The perspective of Japanese international lawyers Yasuhiro Shigeta
The Opinions in their Broader Context
Between the individual and the state: international law at a crossroads? Pierre-Marie Dupuy
The Nuclear Weapons case David Kennedy
The political consequences of the General Assembly Advisory Opinion
The silence of law/the voice of justice Martti Koskenniemi
Fairness and the General Assembly Advisory Opinion
Select bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521654807
ISBN-10: 0521654807
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 620
Published: 25th October 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.6  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.98