Weapons of Mass Destruction Law and Policy - LAW 8372 Hours
This course will cover the treaties and other normative regimes which comprise the international legal framework for regulating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). This will include, inter alia, coverage of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, The Chemical Weapons Convention, and the Biological Weapons Convention and their associated verification and export control regimes. Additionally, the course will consider state policies relevant to the proliferation of WMD and to the non-proliferation legal framework. These will include deterrence and containment strategies, counterproliferation policies such as the Proliferation Security Initiative, materials control and security programs, economic sanctions, and preemptive military action.