Mastering disarmament treaties is key for effective state implementation
Disarmament commitments and activities rely heavily on treaties. Certain disarmament treaties are extremely detailed and complex and may incorporate highly technical provisions.
On this learning journey you will explore contemporary international rules governing disarmament as well as related issues of arms control, non-proliferation and international humanitarian law. You will engage with your peers through an interactive online platform and enjoy discussion with participants and experts. It means that on this journey, together we will:
- Discover: explore the interrelationship between disarmament and other security related processes;
- Connect the Dots: learn about international disarmament law as well as the political, operational, and technical considerations which affect their implementation; engage in practical exercises and conversation with leading academics and practitioners;
- Achieve Impact: use your skills and knowledge to make a difference in your work and life.
The course is based on modern tools and cutting-edge research on international disarmament law, policy and practice, including the new web application The DisarmApp and the book “A Guide to International Disarmament Law” (Routledge, 2019).
Participants on this virtual learning journey will:
- analyse the core elements of international disarmament treaties and how they prohibit the use of weapons during both peacetime and armed conflict;
- learn about key treaty obligations and prohibitions in the area of R&D, testing, stockpile destruction, transfer, reporting and verification;
- discuss confidence-building measures and good practices for promoting compliance;
- gain ideas for negotiating new legal instruments.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The course is designed for government officials, diplomats, security experts, humanitarian and disarmament practitioners, military staff and lawyers. It is particularly relevant for policy- and decision makers who have recently joined the disarmament community in Geneva or abroad.
The GCSP reserves the right to modify the programme dates, location and fee at any time.
Apply by 20 September to qualify for a 15% discount. Alumni qualify for a 20% discount. A limited number of partial tuition waivers and scholarships may be available.
Discounts are not cumulative.