Viche 2014 20

20, 2014

The Budapest Memorandum and Its Interrelations with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

A legal analysis of the essence and significance of nuclear safeguards provided by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons is carried out. Special attention is paid to the connection between the provisions of the Budapest Memorandum and effectiveness of the NPT. It is determined that inobservance of the norms and principles of the Memorandum by the parties thereto calls into question effectiveness of the entire system of guarantees of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in the world.
Keywords: Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Budapest Memorandum, nuclear weapons, peaceful use of nuclear energy, denunciation.

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Olena SVIATUN, Oleksiy SVIATUN