Controlling Prohibited Weapons and the Illegal Use of Permitted Weapons
24 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2014
Date Written: June 16, 2014
This article addresses a growing body of customary and treaty-based international law that governs the legality of the creation, stockpiling, and use of weapons during times of armed conflict and relative peace. Some weapons are outlawed per se, while others are regulated in terms of their use in a given context. Sanctions are also explored including efforts at disarmament and control of arms production and sales.
Keywords: arms trade, biological, chemical weapon, civilians, conventional weapon, customary, dignity, disarmament, dum-dum, education, expectation, incendiary, indiscriminate, inhumane, international law, law of war, mines, neutron warhead, nuclear weapon, per se, poison, Protocol, sanctions, terror, testing
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