Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Thailand stated:
While it is the duty of Governments to negotiate nuclear disarmament and the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons, it should be the prerogative of the international community and civil society to forge a global consensus against these and other abhorrent weapons of mass destruction. It is with this belief that Thailand welcomes the historic Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons. While the Court’s decision fails categorically to spell out the illegality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons in all circumstances, it does, in effect, provide a firm foundation for world public opinion towards nuclear weapons.