Use of nuclear weapons and protection of the environment during international armed conflict
Erik V. Koppe
Nuclear weapons under international law
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014
This chapter seeks to clarify the scope of the relevant rules of the law of armed conflict and to assess, in abstracto, the legality of the use of nuclear weapons under these rules. It first describes relevant rules of treaty law, essentially Additional Protocol I of 1977. It then discusses protection of the environment during armed conflict under customary international law.