The Legality of Nuclear Weapons: A Response to Corwin

01 Jan 1988

This Article is a response to Journal author David Corwin's contention that the use of nuclear weapons is illegal under international law. In turn, the author carefully examines relevant treaty provisions to support his thesis. Finally, the author contends that the principles of customary international law and state practice provide a foundation by which the use of nuclear weapons is circumscribed under international law.