The IAEA-EURATOM Safeguards Relationship in Practice: Can the ‘Compromise’ of Regionalism and Universalism Survive?

  • Darryl A. Howlett
Part of the Southampton Studies in International Policy book series (SSIP)


Since the NPT came on the agenda the focus of the IAEA-EURATOM relationship has centred on the question of which organisation should have primary responsibility for implementing safeguards in Western Europe, the IAEA or EURATOM. Both organisations have made forceful claims to this role. Although neither organisation wanted to be seen to be in any way undermining the NPT, neither did they seemingly want to give too much ground to the other organisation.


Nuclear Operator Prior Consent Nuclear Safeguard Safeguard Agreement Past Difference 
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    F. Brown, ‘THE HEXAPARTITE SAFEGUARDS PROJECT. A Review by the Chairman’, Nuclear Safeguards Technology International Symposium, Vienna, 1981. Proceedings, IAEA-SM-260/57, p. 492.Google Scholar

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