The International law of arms control and disarmament
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The International law of arms control and disarmament proceedings of the symposium, Geneva, 28 February - 2 March 1991

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Published by United Nations in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementedition prepared by Julie Dahlitz and Detlev Dicke.
ContributionsDahlitz, Julie., Dicke, Detlev Christian., United Nations., Symposium on the International Law of Arms Control and Disarmament (1991 : Geneva, Switzerland)
LC ClassificationsJX1974 .I5945 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 234 p. ;
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL577959M
ISBN 109211333423, 9211333431
LC Control Number96166033

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  A lawyer who spent 15 years as general counsel for the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Thomas Graham Jr. recalls the government's fiery battles over in his memoir Disarmament Sketches: Three Decades of Arms Control and International by:   Disarmament is integral to the safeguarding and promotion of security, development, and human rights. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year on disarmament operations, yet no comprehensive guide exists to explain clearly the international rules governing disarmament. This book seeks to fill that gap. It describes the international legal rules that govern disarmament and . “This book fills a crucial niche in the literature by covering, in an accessible manner, the principal disarmament, arms control, and non-proliferation agreements, and by providing useful recommendations for further development of the international legal framework in these areas. Thomas Graham Jr. played a role in the negotiation of every major international arms control and non-proliferation agreement signed by the United States during the past thirty years. As a U.S. government lawyer and diplomat, he helped to shape, negotiate, and secure U.S. ratification of such cornerstones of international security as SALT, START, and the ABM, INF, and CFE treaties as well as 1/5(1).

  It describes the international legal rules that govern disarmament and the operational, political, and technical considerations that govern their implementation. This book aims to support compliance, implementation, and further development of international disarmament law. Traditionally, disarmament focused on weapons of mass destruction.   The primary objective of the book, as explained by the author, is to provide an introduction to international law, specifically related to disarmament, and argue for stronger political action in order to strengthen arms control and disarmament efforts through legally binding conventions and . 4 Yefimov, S., “ Disarmament or the Arms Race? ”, International Affairs, No. 2 (February ), pp. 3 – 8. This review also criticizes the volume edited by Brennan as being generally opposed to disarmament. Efforts for Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (The preamble) In recent years, the international community firmly recognizes the new threat of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), missiles as their means of delivery, and related equipment and materials to terrorists.

This book is about the role of international law in the arms control process. It discusses the law of arms control as a special branch of international law and covers the following topics: the place of the law of arms control in the system of international law and politics, special characteristics of arms control law, the international legal framework of supervision in the law of arms control. In many areas negotiations on disarmament and arms control are at a standstill. In Disarmament under International Law John Kierulf examines and discusses how disarmament, arms control, and non-proliferation of both conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction are regulated in existing treaties and conventions.   Ramses Wessel, Professor and the Head of the European Law Department, at the University of Groningen, gave a brief summary of the EU policy regarding disarmament and non-proliferation. He stated that the European Union has become one of the most active international actors dealing with the non-proliferation issues and arms control. Kalshoven, Frits, Arms, Disarmament and International Law, RdC () Marauhn, Thilo, Dispute Resolution, Compliance Control and Enforcement of International Arms Control Law, in: Ulfstein, Geir (ed.) Making Treaties Work. Human Rights, Environment and Arms Control, Cambridge: Cambrigde University Press ,