Practice Relating to Rule 44. Due Regard for the Natural Environment in Military Operations
In its written statement submitted to the ICJ in the Nuclear Weapons case
in 1995, Solomon Islands argued that “the use of nuclear weapons violates international law for the protection of human health, the environment and fundamental human rights”.
In its oral pleadings, Solomon Islands reiterated the argument whereby multilateral environmental agreements applied also in times of war, unless expressly provided otherwise.