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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Disarmament

Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 06 December 2019

Subject(s):
Disarmament — Weapons — Armed forces — Armed conflict

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The term disarmament embraces a variety of measures designed to limit or reduce, both quantitatively and qualitatively, eliminate, and cease the production of means of warfare ( Warfare, Methods and Means ). Disarmament may include limitation and reduction of military personnel of armed forces , and reduction of defence spending. Legal norms that form the foundation of such measures closely interact with norms that regulate the use of armed force in international relations since they reinforce restrictions on such use. Likewise, they interact with norms that...
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