The Arms Trade Treaty: As a case study of interaction between the different regimes of international law

International Law Lunch with Associate Professor Yasuhito Fukui, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Japan.

Arms Trade Treaty is a succinct legal binding document composed of preamble, core provisions and final provisions i.e. only 28 articles in total. However, more than 50 international conventions and instruments are cited directly or indirectly in this treaty. Article 6, for examples, refers to UN Security Council resolutions for arms embargos, UN genocide convention and Geneva conventions of 1949 and so on for its triggering the ‘Prohibition’. Article 7 stipulates ‘Export and Export assessment’ and the criteria for its assessment gives us also interesting cases of interaction between the disarmament law and other related branches of international law such as International human rights law/International humanitarian law. This presentation tries to identify what kind of difficulties is hidden for the implementation of Article 7 as a case study of interaction between the different regimes of international law.

PluriCourts organizes international law lunches once a month where scholars from the University of Oslo and external researchers and practitioners present current topics of public international law. The international law lunches are open to all.

Tags: Criminal law
Published Oct. 9, 2015 8:43 AM - Last modified Jan. 14, 2016 9:00 AM