This work presents a set of penetrating essays by distinguished legal and international security scholars who study the strengths and weaknesses of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the widespread assumption of the legality of nuclear weapons. Evan and Nanda's book commemorates the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations and the 25th year review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. In a critical analysis, these essays investigate the prevalent assumption held by political leaders concerning the legality of nuclear weapons. This book supports the World Court Project, which was founded in the interest of applying international law to protect humanity from the threat posed by nuclear weapons. In such subject matter, no other work compares to Nuclear Proliferation and the Legality of Nuclear Weapons. Clearly, Evan and Nanda have edited a work that will be of utmost interest to students enrolled in courses on international law, international relations and international security; specialists in international law, or national security; diplomats, and members of missions to the United Nations.
Publisher: University Press of America