Legal Fallout: The Legality of Nuclear Weapons under International Law

Author:Andrew Rock
Position:University of Mississippi School of Law

Legal Fallout argues that while nuclear weapons are illegal under the modern regime of international law, they were legal at the end of World War II and throughout the Cold War. The article makes these arguments by giving a brief history of nuclear weapons and the tenets of international law that govern their use, and how the bulk of international humanitarian law indicated that use of the... (see full summary)

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