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Facing the threat of nuclear weapons

by Sidney D. Drell

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Published by University of Washington Press in Seattle .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear disarmament.,
  • Arms control.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementSidney D. Drell ; with an open letter on The danger of thermonuclear war from Andrei Sakharov.
    SeriesThe Jessie and John Danz lectures
    ContributionsSakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJX1974.7 .D85 1983
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 120 p. ;
    Number of Pages120
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3164654M
    ISBN 100295960825, 0295960833
    LC Control Number83006580

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    Every nuclear weapons program for decades has relied extensively on illicit imports of nuclear-related technologies. This book offers the most detailed public account of how states procure what they need to build nuclear weapons, what is currently being done to stop them, and how global efforts to prevent such trade could be strengthened. Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons [] ICJ 2 is a landmark international law case, where the International Court of Justice gave an advisory opinion stating that there is no source of law, customary or treaty, that explicitly prohibits the possession or even use of nuclear weapons. The only requirement being that their use must be in conformity with the law on self-defence and Court: International Court of Justice.


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