Non-State Nuclear Weapons Proliferation and UNSC Resolution 1540

Cooperation to Control Non-State Nuclear Proliferation: Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction and UN Resolutions 1540 and 1373

 

Participant List l Workshop Agenda l Papers and Presentations

 

On April 4th and 5th, 2011 the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, The Stanley Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted the workshop Cooperation to Control Non-State Nuclear Proliferation: Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction and UN Resolutions 1540 and 1373, which explored theoretical options and practical pathways to extend states’ control over non-state actor nuclear proliferation through the use of extra-territorial jurisdiction and international legal cooperation.

UNSC Resolution 1373 and the raft of counter-terrorism treaties related to non-state based nuclear terrorism allow for states to exercise extra-territorial criminal jurisdiction in certain ways. UNSC Resolution 1373 even requires the exercise of such jurisdiction in certain cases. UNSC Resolution 1540, in contrast, focuses on domestic controls.

The workshop examined how these different regimes interact, and what opportunities may exist for strengthening control of nuclear proliferation to non-state actor through improved use of extra-territorial jurisdiction and international legal cooperation tools such as extradition and prosecution in lieu.

The workshop brought together a range of experts from the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa to discuss these issues and generate a set of next steps for further research and immediate action by policy makers on this theme. 


For more information on this topic, we recommend: 1540hub.org


Convening Committee: 

Peter Hayes, Executive Director, Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, Committee Chair

James Cockayne, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Global Terrorism Cooperation, New York

Togzhan Kassenova, Senior Research Associate, Center for International Trade and Security, University of Georgia

Douglas Shaw, Associate Dean, The Elliott School, George Washington University

Veronica Tessler, Associate Program Officer, The Stanley Foundation

 

Funded by: The Hewlett FoundationThe Stanley Foundation and the Ploughshares Fund

 

Please contact Joan Diamond at joandiamond@nautilus.org for more information.