United Republic of Tanzania
Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, the representative of the United Republic of Tanzania stated:
In this respect, my delegation commends the timely advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice which asserts that the threat or use of nuclear weapons is generally contrary to the rules of international humanitarian law applicable to armed conflicts. This opinion has opened a new chapter in the legal framework of nuclear disarmament by rightly recognizing that there exists an obligation to pursue in good faith, and to bring to conclusion, negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control. Once again, this ruling reminds us of an obligation already undertaken by nuclear-weapon States under article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.