Nuclear Test Cases Australia v France N Zealand v F 1973 interim measures

Australia instituted proceedings 9 May 1973, the same date she asked provisional measures: France should desist from further nuclear test pending the judgment. Provisional measures granted. France was not a party to the Nuclear Test ban Treaty 1963 and conducted tests in the South Pacific until 1973 when it completed its final series of tests in the atmosphere. 1972, 1973 tests were subject to protest by several states and give rise to this case By communiqué the office of the president of the French republic in June 1974 said that in view of the state reached in the nuclear programme, France will be in a position to pass on to the stage of underground explosions that summer. This round of atmospheric test would be the last.

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