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Doctors seek ruling on nuclear weapons

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6944.1588 (Published 18 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1588
  1. T Sheldon

    A bid to declare the use of nuclear weapons illegal on health grounds has been launched in the International Court of Justice in the Hague. The World Health Organisation has asked for a ruling after a controversial decision by last year's WHO Assembly that the action lay within its remit. The court is being asked to rule whether the use of nuclear weapons breaches the WHO's obligations under international law.

    The case is likely to last a year after the deadline (10 June) for …

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