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Egypt refuses to ratify nuclear treaty, calls on Israel to commit to nonproliferation
Egyptian Foreign Minister Aboul Gheit Saturday responded to a renewed call for it to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in advance of a meeting of treaty members in New York in September by saying it would not do so until Israel joins (More)
Iraqi constitution draft [AP]
Complete text of the draft Iraqi constitution, as translated from the Arabic by the Associated Press [also available in PDF]:PREAMBLECHAPTER ONE: BASIC PRINCIPLESCHAPTER TWO: RIGHTS AND FREEDOMSPART ONE: RIGHTSPART TWO: FREEDOMSCHAPTER THREE: THE FED (More)
IAEA drafting resolution on Iran nuclear activity
Diplomats at an emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency are working Thursday on a resolution that expresses "serious concern" over the restart of Iran's nuclear program , but stops short of asking the UN Security C (More)
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference closing statement [US]
Closing Statement by US Ambassador Jackie W. Sanders, Special Representative of the President for the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to the 2005 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, May 27, 2005. Excerpt: (More)
EU averts deadlock with Iran over nuclear program
After three hours of talks Wednesday, Iran agreed to maintain a suspension of its nuclear program while European Union foreign ministers agreed to come up with further proposals and give them to Iran in July or August of this year. The European grou (More)
Blix says US must take Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty seriously
Hans Blix , former UN chief weapons inspector and current head of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission , said in a New York press conference Monday that the US is undermining its position as a nuclear power player by not taking the Nuclear Non (More)
Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Monday, April 18
Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Monday, April 18.The US Supreme Court hears oral arguments in two cases beginning at 10 AM ET today. In the first, Grable & Sons Met (More)
McGuiness [Missouri-Columbia]: Annan's UN Reforms
Peggy McGuiness, Missouri Columbia School of Law:"Kofi Annan is scheduled to announce in a talk to the General Assembly today that he will push for major reform at the UN, including replacing the HR Commission with a HR council, expanding member (More)
Nuclear fuel production should be internationalized, IAEA report concludes
A report issued Tuesday by the International Atomic Energy Agency urges that nuclear fuel production should not be left under the control of individual countries. An expert panel assigned to consider nonproliferation of nuclear technology found tha (More)
North Korea acknowledges nuclear weapons
For the first time publicly, North Korea acknowledged Thursday that it has nuclear weapons, and said it has pulled out of a six-nation negotiation aimed at persuading the communist country to abandon its nuclear ambitions. In a statement carried by (More)