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War, weapons & victims : legal responses: Arms control

Finding commentary

Subject searches to try in SOLO:


Arms control  
Land mines (International law)
Mines (Military explosives) (International law)
Uninhabited combat aerial vehicles (International law);

Weapons of mass destruction 

Nuclear nonproliferation 
Nuclear arms control  
Nuclear weapons
Nuclear disarmament

Security, International 

Commentary on existing treaties and regimes

Non-proliferation, arms control & disarmament

Although control/destruction is not limited to these, some "swords" have attracted particular attention:

Weapons of mass destruction

  • nuclear weapons
  • biological and chemical weapons

Weapons of indiscriminate effect

  • landmines
  • cluster munitions

Uninhabited combat aerial vehicles (UVACS)

  • drones

Cyber warfare, cyberterrorism

Trade in arms

For monographs on this topic use search terms
Arms transfers -- Law and legislation
Arms control


Nuclear Weapon Prohibition 2021

With the deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification or accession on 24 October 2020, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in New York on 7 July 2017, shall enter into force on 22 January 2021, in accordance with its article 15, paragraph 1
C.N.478.2020.TREATIES-XXVI.9 (Depositary Notification)

Nuclear test ban

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) bans nuclear explosions by everyone, everywhere: on the Earth's surface, in the atmosphere, underwater and underground - but has not yet (as of January 2017) entered into force.

UN & its works

Disarmament Forum shelf mark O.UNIDIR ser. 4 is in Official Papers, on the Floor 0 of the LawBod.