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Disarmament

  • Asser Summer Programmes 2013

    Asser Summer Programmes 2013: Study International Law in the Legal Capital of the World, The Hague

    February 19, 2013

    The T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague is a distinctive, inter-university research institute specialised in International and European law and a leading and authoritative provider of executive education to students and professionals operating in the judicial sector. The institute has a long-standing reputation for quality and excellence and is accomplished in recognising the unique challenges faced by today’s legal practices.

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  • Disarmament | Research Guide International Law

    Disarmament

    Disarmament is the act of reducing, limiting, or abolishing weapons. The main focus nowadays is on three categories of weapons: weapons of an indiscriminate effect, such as cluster munitions and landmines, biological and chemical weapons and the (non-) proliferation of nuclear weapons. General and complete disarmament was defined by the United Nations General Assembly as the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction, coupled with the “balanced reduction of armed forces and conventional armaments, based on the principle of undiminished security of the parties with a view to promoting or enhancing stability at a lower military level, taking into account the need of all States to protect their security”.

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  • New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty Enters Into Force

    February 6, 2011

    On Saturday, 5 February, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton exchanged the documents of ratification at the Munich Conference on Security Policy with which a new treaty on strategic arms reduction (New START [PDF]) entered into force.

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  • New Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty

    March 25, 2010

    On Wednesday, 24 March, both Russia and the United States indicated that after months of delay they are finally about to sign a new nuclear arms reduction treaty in the Czech capital Prague early next month.

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