New Zealand's attorney General, Dr. A.M. Finlay, delivered a stinging attack on France on Thursday?
New Zealand's attorney General, Dr. A.M. Finlay, delivered a stinging attack on France on Thursday (24 May) for refusing to held nuclear bomb tests in the South People. Dr. Finlay, speaking at the International Court of Justice of Appeals at the Hague said the French contamination of the atmosphere with radio-active failure was "perni???" and "???ak???usable". It was the fourth day of hearing at the court of Australian and New Zealand arguments against the French tests planned for Mururoa Atoll in the South Pacific.
The two countries are calling on the sixteen-man tribunal to issue a provisional order suspending the explosions until such time as the court has reached a final decision on the legality of the tests. Australia concluded its case the day before, but Attorney General, Senator Lionel Murphy, was present during Dr. Finlay's address. Dr. Finlay said his government profoundly regretted that France refused to acknowledge the competence of the court to judge the case.
Here follows a transcript of the start of Dr. Finlay's address to the World Court.
SYNOPSIS: the case ??? French ??? in the South Pacific continued on Thursday in the International Court of Justice at The Hague.
New Zealand's Attorney General Dr. Finlay, opened his country's appellation for an ???pending taste until the court ??? a final decision.
France continues to boycott the hearing and Dr. Finlay said New Zealand profoundly regretted the French opinion that the sixteen-man tribunal was not competent to judge the case. It was the fourth day of hearings on the matter, and the opening of New Zealand's submissions.