The Non-Proliferation Treaty in the Mirror of Contemporary International Public Order

  •  Amir Saed Vakil    


International law is aimed to control self-interest seekers’ behaviors with respect to very universal values which present foundations of the contemporary international community as a whole. The global pluralism may be considered as a product of international public order regulating common interests or needs. Achieving comprehensive results necessitate unified approaches to the most essential issues of international affairs such as non-proliferation of mass destructive nuclear weapons; however, paradoxical treatments in the context of nuclear international co-operations by influencer states show confusing directions against object and purpose of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. This paper through reviewing non-proliferation regime as a tool for global governance establishes that universal public policy requires nuclear-weapon states’ compliance from integrity of the Treaty, including disarmament, non-proliferation, and peaceful use. Therefore, selective approach as well as inconsistency to object and purpose of the treaty weakens the pillars of the international public order consolidated by peremptory norms of international law.

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