International Court of Justice

Year 1996

July 8, 1996 General List No. 95

July 8, 1996

Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons

Jurisdiction of the Court to give the advisory opinion requested; Article 65, paragraph 1, of the Statute-Body authorized to request an opinion; Article 96, paragraphs 1 and 2, of the Charter; Activities of the General Assembly; “Legal question"; Political aspects of the question posed; Motives said to have inspired the request and political implications that the opinion might have.

Discretion of the Court as to whether or not it will give an opinion; Article 65, paragraph 1, of the Statute; Compelling reasons; Vague and abstract question; Purposes for which the opinion is sought; Possible effects of ...

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