Legal Aspects of the French Nuclear Tests
61 American Journal of International Law, Vol. 61, p. 66, 1967
13 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2011
Date Written: January 31, 2011
Even at the level of scholarly or diplomatic argumentation it is important to inquire into the competing interests and legal factors involved in the atmospheric tests. This is true not only because differing political expectations or even measures might depend on the consensus as to the legality or illegality of the French tests, but also because the precedential value of the tests will be of greater or less force depending upon whether there is agreement at the time of the tests that France was or was not acting within her international legal rights.
Keywords: French nuclear tests, Nuclear tests, Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963
JEL Classification: K10, K19, K30, K32, K33
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