Verification of and Compliance with Nuclear Non-Proliferation Obligations: A Comprehensive Synopsis of Outstanding Issues

  • Jonathan L. Black-BranchEmail author
  • Dieter FleckEmail author


Nuclear non-proliferation practice is characterized by a wide range of government practice and activities of specialist institutions, seeking to monitor, implement and enforce a legal framework that is often met with non-compliance. Pertinent legal obligations are deriving from various fields of international law, not always regulated in similar forms. This chapter provides a synopsis of relevant work in this area. It reviews current developments regarding the verification of, and compliance with, international standards in the wider field of nuclear security, non-proliferation and disarmament, highlighting the unique nature of this evolving area of international law, addressing the need for specialist legal interpretation, and trying to offer some conclusions which need to be further developed within this rather distinctive domain of international cooperation.


Compliance International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Nuclear disarmament Peaceful uses of nuclear energy Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Verification 


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© T.M.C. Asser Press and the authors 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Perseverance CottageOld Headington, OxfordUK
  2. 2.CologneGermany

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