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International Court Of Justice And Nuclear Weapons

EDM number 1132 in 1995-96, proposed by Harry Cohen on 09/07/1996.

That this House welcomes the advisory opinion of the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons handed down by the International Court of Justice on 8th July; notes that unanimous opinion of the Court that a threat or use of force by means of nuclear weapons that is contrary to the United Nations Charter is unlawful; notes also the unanimous opinion of the Court that a threat or use of nuclear weapons should also be compatible with the requirements of international law applicable in armed conflict, particularly those of the principles and rules of international humanitarian law; reveals that the primary purpose of international humanitarian law is to separate combatants from non-combatants, which nuclear weapons, by their indiscriminate nature, cannot; notes further the unanimous opinion of the Court that there exists an obligation to pursue in good faith and bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control; and calls on the Government to fulfil its international legal obligations to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

Harry Cohen09/07/1996LeytonProposed
Bill Michie10/07/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Roseanna Cunningham10/07/1996Perth and KinrossSigned
Tom Cox10/07/1996TootingSigned
Jeremy Corbyn10/07/1996Islington NorthSigned
Ken Livingstone10/07/1996Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones10/07/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Llew Smith10/07/1996Blaenau GwentSigned
Dennis Skinner10/07/1996BolsoverSigned
Gordon Prentice10/07/1996PendleSigned
Robert Parry10/07/1996Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Colin Pickthall10/07/1996West LancashireSigned
Peter Hardy11/07/1996WentworthSigned
Eddie Loyden11/07/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Alice Mahon11/07/1996HalifaxSigned
Neil Gerrard11/07/1996WalthamstowSigned
Roland Boyes12/07/1996Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe15/07/1996LeighSigned
Bill Etherington15/07/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Harry Barnes15/07/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Alex Salmond16/07/1996Banff & BuchanSigned
John Marek16/07/1996WrexhamSigned
Michael Connarty16/07/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Terry Lewis17/07/1996WorsleySigned
Alan Meale17/07/1996MansfieldSigned
Eric Clarke17/07/1996MidlothianSigned
Terry Davis17/07/1996Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Audrey Wise17/07/1996PrestonSigned
Tommy Graham18/07/1996Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Robert Wareing22/07/1996Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Dafydd Wigley23/07/1996CaernarfonSigned
Jack Thompson24/07/1996WansbeckSigned

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