The international law gaze: Marshall Island v United Kingdom
Alvarez-Jimenez, A. (2017). The international law gaze: Marshall Island v United Kingdom. New Zealand Law Journal, July 2017, 222–226.
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The International Court of Justice recently bowed to nuclear weapons States and disappointed the rest of the international community. Forty-two years after the Court’s astonishing decision in declaring the dispute on nuclear tests between New Zealand and France terminated (Nuclear Test Case (New Zealand v. France),  I.C.J. Rep. 458, at ), a new chapter on the reluctance of the Court to deal with nuclear weapons took place in its judgment of 5 October 2016 on Preliminary Objections in Obligations Concerning Negotiations Relating to Cessation of the Nuclear Arms Race and to Nuclear Disarmament (Marshall Islands v United Kingdom). There, the Court declared that it lacked jurisdiction, since there was no dispute between the parties. (Marshall Islands v UK, at ).
This is the author's accepted version. A later version of this article was published in the New Zealand Law Journal  NZLJ 222, published by LexisNexis.
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