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World court rejects Marshall Islands suit against India and Pakistan

A 1952 file photograph of a hydrogen bomb test on Marshall Islands

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday (October 5) rejected suits filed by the tiny Marshall Islands against the world’s nuclear powers that sought to force them to do more to disarm. Though the suits failed on procedural grounds, India, Pakistan and Britain were brought to the court to answer the complaint at public hearings in April. In its ruling in the country’s case against India, the first of the three to be decided on Wednesday, the court said it had accepted Indian arguments that the ICJ, also known as the world court, should not have jurisdiction in the…

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