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Legal News
20 Jul 2015
by Devin Montgomery

The UN Security Council [official website] on Monday unanimously approved [Resolution 2331, PDF; press release] a nuclear agreement [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), text] with Iran, lifting some economic sanctions in exchange for the country reducing its nuclear program and allowing International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [official website] inspections. … [read more]

Academic Commentary
31 Mar 2015
by Morse Tan of Northern Illinois University College of Law
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnist Morse Tan of Northern Illinois University College of Law discusses North Korea and Syria nuclear programs and argues that the noticeable links between the two pose a significant threat to global security...More links North Korea and Syria than what many realize. Besides a similar population of approximately … [read more]

Legal News
14 Mar 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The European Parliament [official website] passed a resolution [press release, PDF] on Thursday condemning Russia's actions in Crimea and calling for the immediate withdraw of all Russian military forces from Ukrainian territory. The resolution [texts adopted] states that Russia is in breach of international law and existing conventional obligations, … [read more]

Academic Commentary
24 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Daniel Joyner of the University of Alabama School of Law says that the International Atomic Energy Agency and the West are over-estimating the positive results of their sanctions program against Iran and its nuclear program ...There is a good bit of "crowing" going on at the moment … [read more]

Academic Commentary
9 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Daniel Joyner of the University of Alabama School of Law says the IAEA went outside of its legal mandate with its latest report on Iran, a move that has been viewed by some states as indicating the IAEA's shift from a technical body to a politicized one...On … [read more]

Legal News
18 Sep 2010
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced Friday that a US scientist and his wife have been indicted [text, PDF] for conspiring to sell nuclear weapons information to an individual they believed worked for the Venezuelan government. Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni and his wife, Marjorie Mascheroni, were arrested … [read more]

Legal News
5 Aug 2010
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon [official website] called [press release] for the elimination of all nuclear weapons Thursday in a speech [text] delivered during a visit to the Japanese city of Nagasaki. In his speech, Ban emphasized the importance of eliminating existing nuclear weapons and using political pressure to create … [read more]

Legal News
25 Mar 2010
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] The US and Russia reached an agreement Wednesday to reduce nuclear arms, marking the first such agreement between the two nuclear powers in nearly two decades. According to an anonymous Kremlin spokesperson, the two countries have come to an agreement [WP report] that will be finalized at a meeting … [read more]

Legal News
14 Mar 2010
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] In a telephone conversation Saturday, US President Barack Obama and Russia President Dmitry Medvedev [official profiles] approved [press release, in Russian] of progress towards the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty since 1991. Wrapping up talks on the treaty to replace the recently expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I … [read more]

Academic Commentary
5 Mar 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Daniel Joyner of the University of Alabama School of Law says that, reflective of the central tension between nonproliferation and peaceful use, Iran has not clearly violated any legal obligations incumbent upon it in the timing of its disclosure of the existence of an intended uranium enrichment … [read more]

Legal News
3 Feb 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The US and Russia have reached an agreement for the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty since 1991, official said Tuesday. The landmark treaty, which will replace the recently expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty [materials], will include significant reductions [WSJ report] in both the number of deployed nuclear weapons as … [read more]

Legal News
22 Jan 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov [official profile; BBC profile] said Friday that nuclear arms reduction negotiations with the US are likely to resume in early February and will soon result in a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty. The treaty is to be the successor to the 1991 Strategic Arms … [read more]

Legal News
2 Oct 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] The US Senate voted Wednesday to approve legislation [HR 7081 text, PDF] establishing a cooperative nuclear energy agreement with India. The bill, entitled the "United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act," was approved by a vote of 86-13 [roll call vote], and now heads to the White … [read more]

Legal News
7 Aug 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] Howard Berman (D-CA), Chairman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee [official websites], released a letter obtained by JURIST on Thursday in which he urged the Bush administration to postpone an international nuclear trade deal with India until the country is required to provide permanent security to … [read more]

Legal News
11 May 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] A two-week UN conference [official website] to toughen the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons [text] failed to reach any agreement Friday, as the United States and Iran traded accusations of bad faith. The US and its allies said Iran stalled the process by objecting to a phrase … [read more]

Legal News
12 Apr 2007
by Katerina Ossenova

[JURIST] The International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) [official website] is developing a global treaty banning the further production of nuclear materials such as weapons-grade uranium and plutonium. The IPFM, which is comprised of independent arms control experts from 15 countries, is working on a treaty and an analysis of … [read more]

Legal News
23 Dec 2006
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] voted 15-0 Saturday to impose its first sanctions on Iran [JURIST news archive] for continuing to enrich uranium past an August 31 deadline imposed by Security Council Resolution 1696 [PDF text, JURIST report]. In unanimously adopting Resolution 1737 [text and statements] the Council … [read more]

Legal News
14 Oct 2006
by Geoff Leung

[JURIST] President George W. Bush signed two bills into law Friday separately imposing sanctions on North Korea and Sudan in light of the former's nuclear test [JURIST report] earlier this week and reports of continued atrocities in Sudan's Darfur region [JURIST news archive]. The North Korea Nonproliferation Act of 2006 … [read more]

Academic Commentary
2 Aug 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Daniel Joyner of the University of Warwick School of Law in the United Kingdom says that the timing of the UN Security Council's passage of a Chapter VII resolution on Iran in the midst of an escalating Middle East conflict and in the face of an existing … [read more]

Legal News
7 Jul 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] President Bush repeated earlier calls [JURIST report] for a compromise immigration reform bill [JURIST news archive] that would satisfy the demands of both House and Senate leaders during a press conference [transcript] in Chicago Friday. After promoting the use of the voluntary Basic Pilot Employment Verification Program [backgrounder], an … [read more]

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