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1st Edition

Disarmament Law
Reviving the Field

ISBN 9781138348332
Published October 30, 2020 by Routledge
214 Pages

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Book Description

This volume seeks to start a revival of the field of disarmament law scholarship.

Law is a fundamental component of disarmament, yet today, most perspectives on the wide range of disarmament issues that exist come primarily from political, diplomatic and public advocacy angles. The aim of this book is to revive the field of disarmament law building on earlier, important and still relevant contributions by international lawyers to the subject. The collection brings together international scholars on various aspects of disarmament. The contributions range across a variety of weapons types, adopt different approaches - doctrinal, historical and critical - to the issues being discussed and taken together, constitute a snapshot of the ideas, concerns and issues that currently occupy disarmament law scholars.

The book will be essential reading for academics, researchers and policy-makers working in the area of disarmament.

Table of Contents


Introduction by Treasa Dunworth and Anna Hood

Part I: Disarmament Law Research Agendas

1. Disarmament Law: A Call to Arms by Treasa Dunworth

2. The Under-Explored and Evolving Landscape of Coercive Disarmament 1919-2019 by Anna Hood

Part II: Humanitarianism and Human Rights in Disarmament

3. Completing the Package: The Development and Significance of Positive Obligations in Humanitarian Disarmament Law by Bonnie Docherty

4. Human Rights-Humanitarianism in Disarmament Law by Anna Crowe

5. Addressing Victim Suffering Under Disarmament Law: Rights, Reparations and Humanising Trends in International Law by Emily Camins

Part III: Making Disarmament Law

6. Article 18 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties Obligations and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty by Masahiko Asada

7. Not a Love Affair: The Relationship Between the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by Barry de Vries and Thilo Marauhn

8. The OSCE: A Study of the Role of 'Soft Law' in Disarmament by Lisa Tabassi and Treasa Dunworth

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Treasa Dunworth is an Associate Professor at the University of Auckland. Her work focusses on a range of public international law issues, in particular disarmament law.

Anna Hood is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. Her work focusses on a range of public international law issues including disarmament law, the history of international law and international law in Aotearoa New Zealand.