Are Nuclear Weapons And Strategy Illegal?

Burrowes, Robert J.
April 1989
Social Alternatives;Apr89, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p35
Academic Journal
The article presents several treaties that require examination whether the legality of nuclear weapons and strategy is to be established. The Declaration of Saint Petersburg 1868 embodied what may be regarded as the twin ground rules of the laws of war. The Hague Conventions 1907 was a basic source of the laws of war sanctioned by 37 states including the U.S., China and Russia. The Geneva Gas Protocol 1925 banned the use of poisonous gases to be used for bacteriological methods of warfare. The Geneva Conventions was ratified by 147 states and was considered as the most significant development in the laws resulting from the World War II.


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