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The Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime

Daniel H. Joyner

in International Law and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199204908
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191709470 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204908.003.0001
The Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime

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This chapter discusses the origins of the nuclear Nnon-proliferation regime. The NPT was opened for signature on July 1, 1968 at Washington, London, and Moscow. It was signed that first day by the three depository governments and by more than fifty other states. The treaty entered into force on March 5, 1970. In 2007, the membership of the NPT stands at 187 states, and the treaty continues to serve as the cornerstone legal instrument of the nuclear non-proliferation system. Articles I, II, III, and VI of the NPT are discussed.

Keywords: Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty; general and complete disarmament; international law; NPT membership

Chapter.  37023 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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