Nuclear Weapons and Law

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

I.BIBIOGRAPHIES
U.N. Repertory of Disarmament Research, Geneva, UNIDIR, U.N. Directory for Disarmament, 1982.

This is a good basic reference work containing an extensive collection of bibliographies, research papers, institutions, and periodicals on the arms race and disarmament. In Part II there is one section of particular relevance, titled “Nuclear Disarmament, ” that includes a list of works on different aspects of nuclear disarmament and prevention of war. The scope is limited to the period of the first U.N. Disarmament Decade, 1970-1980. The book is available in English and French.

Bibliography of International Humanitarian Law Applicable In Armed Conflicts, Geneva, International Committee of the Red Cross, 1980.

This volume is a comprehensive source for all publications on the law of war. In Part II, titled “International Armed Conflicts, Methods and Means of Combat, ” there is one subsection that deals specifically with nuclear weapons. Many well known, as well as obscure works, are listed. Entries include English and foreign language materials.


II.USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

A.TREATISES
Abranches, Carlos Alberto Dunshee de, Proscricão Das Armas Nucleares, Rio Livraria Freitas Bastos, 1964.
Armaments and Disarmament In the Nuclear Age: A Handbook, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, Humanities Press, 1976 (M. Thee editor).

While the major part of this book deals with the development of nuclear arms and armaments in general, the editor discusses, in Chapter 8, the need for the development of new principles in the laws of war in light of the rapid development of nuclear weapons.

Builder, Carl H., and Graubard, M., The International Law of Armed Conflict: Implications for the Concept of Assured Destruction, Santa Monica, California, Rand Corp., 1982.

Despite the pro-government alignment of Rand, these authors recognize illegalities in current U.S. nuclear policy and hope to “help close the chasm that now yawns between international law and U.S. strategic nuclear policies.” They propose that actual U.S. targeting be designed only for attacks against strategic military targets and war-supporting activities.

Falk, Richard, Legal Order In a Violent World, 374-413, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1968.

In this treatise the author examines the relevance of international law to the management of international conflict. In Part III, he focuses on nuclear weapons and the world order issues they raise. He discusses the Shimoda case (a damages action brought against the Japanese Government for injuries

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