Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states:
In its opinion of 8 July 1996 regarding the following question posed by the WHO and the UN General Assembly: “Is the threat or use of nuclear weapons in any circumstance permitted under international law?”, the ICJ said:
The radiation released by a nuclear explosion would affect health, agriculture, natural resources and demography over a very wide area. … The nuclear weapon has unique characteristics, in particular its destructive capacity, its capacity to cause untold human suffering, and its ability to cause damage to generations to come.