In 2010 189 countries, including the UK, unanimously stressed the “catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and demanded that all states “at all times” comply with “applicable international law, including international humanitarian law.” (The laws of war or the laws of armed conflict)
Most of us were brought up to believe that if something is against the law, then you mustn’t do it – even if it’s politically inconvenient or it means painfully re-shaping your ideas.
Flouting International Humanitarian Law in conflict is a War Crime. So anyone condoning nuclear weapons must show that they could be used lawfully. Citizens must uphold the law as well as MPs and Ministers. The nuclear camel must pass through the eye of the legal needle. Otherwise, the nuclear-armed states are deployinh weapons which could never lawfully be used.
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