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Nuclear Tests (New Zealand v. France)
International Court of Justice
International Court of Justice, December 20, 1974, General List No. 59
After France conducted atmospheric nuclear tests in the South Pacific, radioactive fallout spread over New Zealand. Thereafter, New Zealand applied to the International Court of Justice for a declaration that conducting atmospheric nuclear tests violated international law.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning
Concurrence (Petrén, J.)
Dissent (Onyeama, J.)
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