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Legislation Required For Nuclear Security Treaties in 2011

United States views on international law (based on the document “Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law”): On April 13, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice submitted legislation to Congress to implement four treaties relating to nuclear security: the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (“CPPNM Amendment”), the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (“ICSANT”), the 2005 Protocol to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (“SUA Protocol”), and the 2005 Protocol to the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf (“Fixed Platforms Protocol”). A White House press statement issued on April 13, and available at (internet link) whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/04/13/statement-press-secretary-submission-legislation-required-four-key-nucle, explained that the legislation would build on the Senate's advice and consent to these treaties in 2008 and “update the U.S. Criminal Code to strengthen the U.S. ability to fully investigate and prosecute acts of nuclear terrorism.” see this world legal encyclopedia in relation with the year 2007 at 1062-71 for background on the SUA Protocol and the Fixed Platforms Protocol and at 1076-78 for background on the CPPNM Amendment. see this world legal encyclopedia in relation with the year 2008 at 94-97 and 889-90 for discussion of Senate advice and consent to ratification of the four treaties.

Legislation Required For Nuclear Security Treaties

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  • Use Of Force
  • Arms Control
  • Disarmament
  • Nonproliferation
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • Nuclear Security
  • World Safety

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