A critical analysis of the law relating to denuclearization under international law

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Kampala International University, School of Law
This was a study on the analysis of the law relating to the concept of Denuclearization under International law. The study sought to investigate nations that had nuclear weapon programs over the past few decades and then reversed course. It also sought to analyze the extent to which the legal provisions governing the concept of Denuclearization under International law and whether these laws and policies have been sufficient enough to achieve complete Denuclearization. A cross-sectional mixed explanatory and interpretative research design was adopted, where the researcher focused on exploring the legal provisions relating to Denuclearization under International law, and the same time analyzing the same, to ascertain their efficacy in achieving complete Denuclearization. A cross-sectional survey method of data collection was adopted, and both primary and secondary were used. Upon analysis of the different laws relating to denuclearization under International law, it was concluded that, there exists a strong legal framework for further reductions in nuclear arsenals with evolving inspection, monitoring and confidence building measures. It was recommended inter alia that, there is need for the International community to restore credibility between itself and the Nuclear-Weapon States by focusing on the relief of mutual concerns and distrust, as well as providing new hope to the deadlocked Denuclearization negotiations if any. In so doing, both sides need to recommit to their promises and to implement these in a proper and timely manner, so as to set the Denuclearization process in motion.
A Research Dissertation Submitted to the School of Law, in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Bachelor of Laws Degree of Kampala International University
Law, Denuclearization, International law