In 1996, the International Court of Justice issued an opinion that the use of nuclear weapons is scarcely
reconcilable with international humanitarian law and concluded that nations have an obligation to pursue
good-faith negotiations leading to disarmament. Not only does international law preclude the use of nuclear weapons, but it also precludes threats to use nuclear weapons.
Read the Bulletin:
Bulletin Atomic Scientists (1)
Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.