The Role of Maritime in WMD Transportation and Global Supply Chain Security
GFF Workshop “The Role of Maritime in WMD Transportation and Global Supply Chain Security”, Book Report, September 2012, pp. 22-24
54 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2014
Date Written: September 20, 2012
WMD proliferation, being one of the gravest threats faced by the international community in the turn of the 21st century, has not only been tackled on domestic or political levels, but also has gained the attention of lawmaking on a global scale. Initiatives like the UN Security Council Resolution 1540 or the 2005 Protocol to the 1988 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation are genuine proofs of the States’ interest in abating illicit WMD proliferation.
This presentation will focus its interest on the rules and regulations set by the Law of the Sea, since the oceans are considered to be the most critical area for counter-proliferation operations. The following topics will be discussed: a. what is the content of the term “interdiction” (legal and operational), b. what are the legal challenges during maritime interdictions, c. what are the best methods for safe and permissive interdictions, d. is the present international legal framework in place appropriate and effective?, e. what are the synergies to be sought after between international and domestic policies?
Keywords: Weapons of Mass Destruction, Law of the Sea, Maritime Interdiction Operations
JEL Classification: K33
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