Nuclear weapons are illegal the historic opinion of the World Court and how it will be enforced

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Published by The Apex Press in New York .

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  • Nuclear disarmament,
  • Nuclear weapons (International law)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementedited with an introduction by Ann Fagan Ginger.
ContributionsGinger, Ann Fagan.
LC ClassificationsKZ5665 .N83 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL353674M
ISBN 100945257872, 0945257864
LC Control Number98013353

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