«The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands simultaneously filed in the Registry of the Court separate Applications against nine States (in alphabetical order: China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India,Israel, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America) accusing them of not fulfilling their obligations with respect to the cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament. While these nine Applications all relate to the same matter, the Republic of the Marshall Islands distinguishes between those three States (India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) which have recognized the compulsory jurisdiction of the Court (pursuant to Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the Court), and those which have not done so.
Within each of these two groups, the Republic of the Marshall Islands further distinguishes between those States which have currently ratified the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (hereafter: “NPT”), and those which have not done so. The Republic of the Marshall Islands recalls that it acceded to that Treaty as a Party on 30 January 1995. …»