Arms Control: The New Guide to Negotiations and Agreements by Jozef Goldblat

By Jozef Goldblat

`A specific and indispensible paintings that serves either as a uncomplicated creation to the disarmament scene and a reference ebook for specialists' - Disarmament Times

`This compendium of the historical past and achievements of hands keep watch over and disarmament efforts is exclusive in its sort and is probably going to stay so. This for 3 purposes: first, as a result of its remarkable comprehensiveness; moment, end result of the awesome caliber of its presentation, and, 3rd, as a result of its writer, Jozef Goldblat, one of many world's prime specialists within the box. This triad makes the up to date Second Edition of Arms regulate: the hot consultant to Negotiations and Agreements a needs to for all interested by overseas defense normally and hands keep watch over specifically' - Curt Gasteyger, Graduate Institute of overseas reports, Geneva

`The word list of palms rules and disarmament...a valuable software for negotiators and treaty makers' - Ambassador V Petrovsky, Former Secretary-General of the convention on Disarmament

`Being the main finished and authoritative compilation and research of fingers keep an eye on agreements on hand, this is often an quintessential reference quantity for college kids and practitioners of palms keep an eye on and overseas safeguard. the writer has spent a life-time within the research and perform of foreign defense affairs: the place overseas legislation and palms keep an eye on agreements are involved, there is not any one greater certified than him' - Sverre Lodgaard, Norwegian Institute of overseas Affairs, Oslo

The revised and up-to-date variation of Arms keep watch over: the hot consultant to Negotiations and Agreements comprises the main authoritative and entire survey ever released of the records relating to hands keep an eye on. All significant agreements reached because the moment 1/2 the 19th century via to mid-2002 are severely analysed and assessed. The review is made within the gentle of the overseas protection atmosphere, the advancements within the box of weapon know-how, the specter of nuclear, chemical and organic guns proliferation, and the efforts to bolster the humanitarian legislation of armed clash.

The accompanying CD-ROM reproduces complete textual content and thoroughly chosen excerpts of treaties, conventions, universal understandings, statutes, charters, binding judgements of overseas our bodies, ultimate acts of foreign meetings, exchanges of letters and diplomatic notes. Multilateral agreements are via an inventory of events.

Enriched with new maps, tables and figures, in addition to an extended thesaurus and bibliography, the ebook will stay the definitive source for college students of diplomacy, reporters, diplomats and army strategists.

Jozef Goldblat, the writer, is Vice-President of the Geneva overseas Peace study Institute (GIPRI), Resident Senior Fellow of the UN Institute for Disarmament learn (UNIDIR) and affiliate Editor of defense discussion, released by way of SAGE for the foreign Peace learn Institute, Oslo (PRIO). He has studied the issues of fingers regulate because the Fifties and has been interested by palms keep an eye on negotiations. From 1969 to 1989 he directed the hands keep watch over and disarmament programme of reviews on the Stockholm foreign Peace examine Institute (SIPRI). He has lectured at quite a few universities and has written studies, articles and books at the hands race and disarmament. His newest courses contain The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: overview and customers, The Hague Academy of foreign legislations, 1997, and Nuclear Disarmament: hindrances to Banishing the Bomb, I. B. Tauris, 2000.

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Weapon of mass destruction As defined in 1 94 8 by the Commission for Conven­ tional A rmaments, these weapons i n c l ude atom ic explosive weapons, radi oactive material weapons, lethal chemical and bi ological weapons, and any weapons developed i n the future which have charac­ teristics comparable in destructive effect to those of the atomic bomb or other weapons mentioned above. Western E u ropean Un ion (WEU) Estab l i shed by the 1 9 5 4 Protoco l s to the 1 94 8 B russels Treaty and the 1 95 4 M o d i fied Brussels Treaty, i t i s at present essentially i ntended to ensure the respect of obligations stemming from Article V ( mutual assistance in case of aggress ion) of the Mod­ ified Brussels Treaty.

Unauthorised distribution forbidden. A R M S CONTROL xlii U nited Nations Monitoring, Verification and I n spection Commission ( U N MOVIC) Body cstabl ished b y the U N Security Coun c i l to undertake responsibilities previously mandated to the U n i ted N a t i o n s S p e c i a l C o m m i s s i o n o n I raq ( UNSCOM ) with regard to the verification of compli­ ance by I raq with ceasefire Resolution 687 ( 1 99 1 ). U nited Nations Register of Conventional Arms Voluntary reporting mechanism set up i n 1 992 for UN member states to report annual l y their i mports and exports of seven categories of conventional arms.

The practice was then developed of naming the Sovi et U n ion, the U n ited K ingdom and the U n i ted States as co-depositaries. ( The Russian Federation now performs the depositary functions formerly performed by the Soviet U n i on . ) This was done for the 1 96 3 Partial Test B a n Treaty ( PTBT), the 1 96 7 Outer Space Treaty, t h e 1 968 N PT, the 1 97 1 Seabed Treaty and the 1 97 2 B i ological Weapons Convention ( B W Conven­ tion). It i s sufficient for a state to sign a treaty or to deposit i ts i nstrument of ratifica­ tion or accession in the capital of one of the three deposi taries to become formal l y committed.

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