Monthly Archives: June 2009

A new book on the UN and Nuclear Disarmament

The United Nations and Nuclear Orders is a new volume of essays edited by Jane Boulden, Ramesh Thakur, and Thomas G. Weiss. In his Foreword to this volume, Jayantha Dhanapala, whose extraordinary diplomatic career included his widely acclaimed service as … Continue reading

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Arming Repression? Military Exports to Countries that Violate Human Rights

There is a clear global norm, if not yet enforceable international law, against supplying arms to states engaged in serious and persistent human rights violations. To what extent is it a norm that arms suppliers, including Canada, honor in practice? … Continue reading

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Finally, the UN’s Geneva disarmament forum gets to work

The UN’s Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament (CD) has for the first time in 12 years agreed on a program of substantive work. So now, as of the genuinely historic agreement on May 29, negotiations can begin on a key element … Continue reading

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