Skip to content

Georgetown Law Library

Request Add to Bag MARC Display
Limit search to available items
Call # KZ5675 .J69 2009
Author Joyner, Daniel
Title International law and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction / Daniel H. Joyner
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
Book Cover
 INTL  KZ5675 .J69 2009    AVAILABLE


Descript. xxiv, 378 p. ; 25 cm
Summary/Abstract "The proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) is by no means a new concern for the international community. Indeed, since the signing of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty in 1968, tremendous energies have been expended upon diplomatic efforts to create a web of treaties and international organizations regulating the production and stockpiling of WMD sensitive materials within states, as well as their spread through the increasingly globalized channels of international trade to other states and non-state actors." "However, the intervention in 2003 by Western powers in Iraq has served as an illustration of the importance of greater understanding of and attention to this area of law, as disagreements over its content and application have once again lead to a potentially destabilizing armed intervention by members of the United Nations into the sovereign territory of another member state. Other ongoing disputes between states regarding the character of obligations work assumed under non-proliferation treaty instruments, and the effect of international organizations' decisions in this area, form some of the most contentious and potentially destabilizing issues of foreign policy concern for many states." "This book provides a comprehensive analysis of international law and organizations in the area of WMD proliferation. It will serve both as a reference for understanding the law as it currently exists in its political and economic context, as well as an analysis of areas in which amendments to existing law and organizations are needed."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Weapons of mass destruction
Nuclear nonproliferation
Nuclear weapons (International law)
Nuclear fuels -- Law and legislation
Security, International
Deterrence (Strategy)
Arms control
OCLC # 302189403
Table of Contents
 Table of Cases 
INon-Proliferation Law 
1The Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime3
2The Chemical and Biological Weapons Non-proliferation Regimes77
3The World Trade Organization and WMD Dual-Use Export Controls125
IINon-Proliferation Law and the United Nations System 
4Non-proliferation Law and the United Nations System: The U.N. Political Bodies157
5Non-proliferation Law and the United Nations System: The International Court of Justice198
IIICounterproliferation Policy 
6Counterproliferation Policy245
7The Challenges of Counterproliferation: Law and Policy of the Iraq Intervention254
8The Challenges of Counterproliferation: The Proliferation Security Initiative299
9Jus ad Bellum in the Age of WMD Proliferation333
 Concluding Thoughts375