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Mr. Masahiko Asada
Professor of International Law
Kyoto University
Graduate School of Law


Biography Biography in PDF
Arms Control and Disarmament
Nuclear Weapons and International Law (Part I): Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
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Nuclear Weapons and International Law (Part II): Nuclear Test Ban and Use of Nuclear Weapons
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Arms Control and Disarmament
Nuclear Weapons and International Law:
Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
A. Legal Instruments
Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water, Moscow, 5 August 1963, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 480, p. 43.

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, London/Moscow/Washington, 1 July 1968, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 729, p. 168.

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Vienna, 23 May 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1155, p. 331.

Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of Treaties, Vienna, 23 August 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1946, p. 3.

B. Jurisprudence
Tokyo District Court, Shimoda et al. v. the State, Judgment, Hanrei Jiho, vol. 355, p. 17; translated in The Japanese Annual of International Law, vol. 8, 1964, p. 231.

International Court of Justice, Legality of the Use by a State of Nuclear Weapons in Armed Conflict, Advisory Opinion of 8 July 1996, I.C.J. Reports 1996, p. 666.

International Court of Justice, Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons, Advisory Opinion of 8 July 1996, I.C.J. Reports 1996, p. 226.

C. Documents
Joint statement of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States of America of 11 June 1993.

Statement by the President of the Security Council of 31 March 1994 (S/PRST/1994/13).

General Assembly resolution 50/245 of 17 September 1996 (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty).

Security Council resolution 1172 (1998) of 6 June 1998.

Security Council resolution 1718 (2006) of 14 October 2006.