The proliferation security initiative in the maritime domain



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Kaye, S. B. (2006). The proliferation security initiative in the maritime domain. In T. McK.. Sparks & G. M. Sulmasy (Eds.), International Law Challenges: Homeland Security and Combating Terrorism (pp. 141-164). Newport, Rhode Island: Naval War College.

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ISBN: 9781884733383


The Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) is one of a number of measures taken by the international community in response to the heightened con- cern over terrorism since the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The PSI is essentially part of a preventative strategy to deny weapons of mass de- struction (WMD) to terrorist organizations by ensuring such weapons cannot be moved freely across the world's oceans. This article will seek to consider the impli- cations for the law of the sea, particularly the operation of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, generated by the PSI, and the possible implications of its vigorous pursuit.

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