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Enhancing Compliance With International Law

It is sometimes alleged that international law is not really "law" because it is unenforceable. In this 135-page article from the Virginia Journal of International Law, Center Director John Norton Moore discusses ways in which States may enforce their legal rights in response to material breach of a treaty. This article is based upon an unclassified portion of a 4,000-page analysis of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty which Professor Moore prepared pro bono at the request of the Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in 1987-89.

Written by John Norton Moore
39 Virginia Journal of International Law 881 (Summer 1999)
June, 1999
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