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2.3.14 Conventional Weapons Convention 1981

The Tribunal noted that from the beginning of the 1970s, nuclear weapons began to be excluded from discussions at Geneva. Other meetings began and eventually led in 1981 to the U.N. Convention on Conventional Weapons7.

This 1981 Convention does not explicitly state it is not applicable to nuclear weapons, and a consideration of the Convention terms simply reinforces the feeling that any attempt to exclude nuclear weapons from established principles of international law is merely a cynical attempt at manipulation by those involved. More details of this Convention can be found in Section 4.8.


7 The United Nations Convention on the Prohibition or Restriction on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects.

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