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The African NWFZ, The African Commission on Nuclear Energy, and the Protection of the Environment

  • Konstantinos D. MagliverasEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter offers an extended overview of the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone, which was created in 1999 when the Treaty of Pelindaba came into force. The author traces the history of the ANWFZ, examines the salient features of the Pelindaba Treaty, and surveys its institutional arm, the African Commission on Nuclear Energy, including its involvement in the dispute settlement procedure. The author also examines the link between the dumping of nuclear and hazardous wastes in Africa and the broader issue of environmental protection in the context of the Pelindaba Treaty and in the relevant African multilateral treaties, namely the Bamako Convention (concluded in 1991) and the Revised African Convention on the Conservation of Nature (2003).

Keywords

African Commission on Nuclear Energy African Convention on the Conservation of Nature African Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone Bamako Conventions Environmental Protection Pelindaba Treaty Nuclear Waste 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AthensGreece

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