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Reporter(s)

Raffaele Piccolo

Limbo v Little, Appeal judgment, ILDC 2647 (AU 1989), [1989] NTCA 5, (1989) 45 A Crim R 61, (1989) 65 NTR 19, (1989) 98 FLR 421, 27th November 1989, Australia; Northern Territory; Supreme Court [NTSC]; Court of Appeal [NTCA]

Whether nuclear weapons were illegal under international law.

Whether international law imposed a duty on an individual to affirmatively act so as to prevent the commission or continuance of any crime against the peace, crime against humanity, or breach of the rules of war.

Whether, if a defence to a domestic criminal charge was said to arise under international law, that defence would be recognized in domestic courts absent domestic law that provided for that defence.

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