Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

In Search Of Clarity: Non Liquet And International Law

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter deals with the question of a decision-making non liquet, in which it will be explained that such a non liquet does not exist. It also deals with the more important, and contentious, issue of a systemic non liquet. The chapter sets out the various schools of thought on the subject, with brief comments on each. It discusses what has sometimes been presented as the foremost example of an actual non liquet: the World Court's advisory opinion of 1996 on the threat and use of nuclear weapons. The chapter explains that the Court's holding in that opinion did not, in reality, comprise a non liquet. Finally, some general thoughts will be offered on the current state of the international law in this area and on the broader issues that are at stake in the debate.

Keywords: international law; non liquet; World Court's advisory opinion



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    International Law and Power: Perspectives on Legal Order and Justice — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation