Nuclear Weapons under International Law
The International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) is pleased to welcome you to the book launch of «Nuclear Weapons under International Law», edited by Gro Nystuen, Stuart Casey-Maslen and Annie Golden Bersagel, and published by Cambridge University Press (2014).
* Simon O’Connor, senior legal advisor, Norwegian Red Cross (moderator)
* Gro Nystuen, senior partner at ILPI – Introduction
* Nobuo Hayashi, researcher at the University of Oslo – Nuclear weapons and the law on armed conflict
* Annie Golden Bersagel, advisor at KLP – Nuclear weapons and international criminal law
* Cecilie Hellestveit, senior legal advisor at ILPI – Nuclear weapons and disarmament law
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Nuclear Weapons under International Law is a comprehensive treatment of nuclear weapons under key international law regimes. It critically reviews international law governing nuclear weapons with regard to the inter-state use of force, international humanitarian law, human rights law, disarmament law, and environmental law, and discusses where relevant the International Court of Justice’s 1996 Advisory Opinion. Unique in its approach, it draws upon contributions from expert legal scholars and international law practitioners who have worked with conventional and non-conventional arms control and disarmament issues. As a result, this book embraces academic consideration of legal questions within the context of broader political debates about the status of nuclear weapons under international law.