New eLearning Unit on “Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Law”

Unit 17 by Yasemin Balci and Sonia Drobysz from the the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) looks at international law on non-proliferation and disarmament

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.



Resources, data­bases, and educational oppor­­tunities can also be found in the eLearning unit.

Access the eLearning unit here.

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.

Information on the program and on partici­pation