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Commitment and ComplianceThe Role of Non-binding Norms in the International Legal System$
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Dinah Shelton

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199270989

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270989.001.0001

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Multilateral Arms Control

Multilateral Arms Control

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(p.465) Chapter 8 Multilateral Arms Control
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Commitment and Compliance
Author(s):

Dinah Shelton

David S Gualtieri

Barry Kellman

Richard L. Jr. Williamson

Dinah Shelton

Abram Chayes

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270989.003.0009

This chapter presents three case studies that analyze the interplay between hard and soft law in the area of multilateral arms control, from nuclear weapons to land mines. The first study looks at the various key decisions taken by weapons control supplier groups to restrict transfers of specific technology. The second study analyzes the complex interweaving of hard and soft law for the protection of nuclear materials to ensure responsible control over nuclear materials and prevent nuclear weapons proliferation. The third study traces the development of the norm against anti-personnel land mines from soft law to hard law.

Keywords:   international law, soft law, hard law, compliance, weapons control, nuclear weapons, nuclear materials, anti-personnel land mines

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