Journal Article

Security Council Resolution 1540 to Combat WMD Terrorism: Effectiveness and Legitimacy in International Legislation

Masahiko Asada

in Journal of Conflict and Security Law

Volume 13, issue 3, pages 303-332
Published in print January 2008 | ISSN: 1467-7954
Published online January 2008 | e-ISSN: 1467-7962 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jcsl/krp002
Security Council Resolution 1540 to Combat WMD Terrorism: Effectiveness and Legitimacy in International Legislation

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Faced with the urgent and grave threat of WMD terrorism, the international community has responded with a new approach of international legislation by adopting Security Council Resolution 1540. The traditional approach of multilateral treaties on WMD has primarily been aimed at the prevention of proliferation of such weapons to states and not to non-state actors. Another traditional approach of utilising anti-terrorism treaties has been a sort of patchwork, and thus provides no guarantee that a new treaty is made in a timely manner in response to a newly emerging type of terrorism. By...

Journal Article.  14644 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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