International law and international non-proliferation and disarmament law are closely intertwined. While the latter deals with much more specific issues in part, it is related to the other sub-regimes of international law and follows it in its founding and operating principles.
The key position of international law for the international legal framing of non-proliferation and disarmament is the subject of the 17th learning unit of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament e-learning course produced by PRIF with the financial assistance of the European Union. Authors of the virtual self-learning unit titled “Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Law” are Yasemin Balci and Sonia Drobysz from the Verification, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC).
The new unit’s six chapters cover topics including treaty law, the law on the use of force, and international human rights law. The state as the place where international legal obligations are implemented at the national level and the national instruments of enforcement are also addressed. A separate chapter is also devoted to the EU legal order on non-proliferation and disarmament.
The individual sections of the course unit are broken up by videos, photos, quizzes and diagrams and provide participants with basic knowledge of non-proliferation and disarmament law, its areas of application, its framework and interdependencies. It builds on the existing units, which cover a wide range of topics from arms control theory, weapons of mass destruction and conventional weapons to humanitarian arms control, new technologies, gender and disarmament.
Within the scope of its activities in the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium, PRIF operates a Europe-wide eLearning program with the purpose of developing expertise in the fields of arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament.The learning unit has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union.
The contents of the learning unit are the sole responsibility of the authors and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.