International Law and Illegitimacy of attack or threat of military attack against nuclear Installations

Document Type : Research Paper



There is no universal binding treaty on prohibition of attack or threat to military attack, although there is some international attempts in action. This article by referring to international documents and international procedures, tries to explain and describe this prohibition and insufficiency of international law in this regard. Author critically reviews legal principles of attack or threat to attack against nuclear installation under the theory of pre-emptive self-defense and analyses paradox of  this theory with principles of international law.


Volume 16, Issue 62 - Serial Number 62
Vol. 16 No. 62 . Winter 2014 . Pages 216
February 2014
Pages 187-204
  • Receive Date: 19 December 2014
  • Revise Date: 30 December 2013
  • Accept Date: 06 January 2014