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Nuclear Weapons
Law, Policy, and Practice

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  • Publication planned for: January 2022
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2021
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781009018661

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  • A new nuclear arms race is underway between Russia and the United States, one that focuses on the technology of delivery of nuclear warheads. This book describes how and why this race is happening, who still possesses nuclear weapons, and what constraints apply to those weapons under international law. A global nuclear ban treaty entered into force in January 2021, but the nuclear powers kept distant. The last remaining treaty restraining the arsenals of the two nuclear superpowers will expire in less than five years' time and the risk is that other States will turn to nuclear arms for their defence, further fracturing the non-proliferation regime installed after the Cuban missile crisis.

    • Offers a thematic approach to understanding international law and domestic policy
    • Describes policy and practice pertaining to nuclear weapons as well as delineating the applicable international legal rules
    • Assesses the different branches of international law that apply to nuclear weapons, including non-proliferation regimes, jus ad bellum, international humanitarian law, and human rights
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    • Publication planned for: January 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781009018661
    • length: 450 pages
    • dimensions: 243 x 169 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2021
  • Table of Contents

    Cases and Materials
    Introduction
    1. The development of nuclear weapons
    2. Use of nuclear weapons
    3. The treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons
    4. The testing of nuclear weapons
    5. Agreements between Russia and the United States
    6. Treaties prohibiting nuclear weapons
    7. Verification
    8. Use and testing of nuclear weapons under international law
    Concluding remarks on the future of nuclear arms control and disarmament
    Select bibliography.

  • Author

    Stuart Casey-Maslen, University of Pretoria
    Stuart Casey-Maslen is an Honorary Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He was the legal advisor to the Austria delegation in the diplomatic conference that negotiated the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in 2017. He has written or edited ten major works on different aspects of weapons law.

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