HL Deb 08 November 2001 vol 628 c38WA
Lord Jenkins of Putney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What was the ruling of the International Court of Justice in The Hague on 8 July 1996 concerning the use of nuclear weapons. [HL1020]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

In its Advisory Opinion the International Court of Justice stated that it "cannot conclude definitively whether the threat or use of nuclear weapons would be lawful or unlawful in an extreme circumstance of self-defence, in which the very survival of a State would be at stake".

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