The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW): Beyond Entry into Force
Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament: Special Issue Call for Papers
Deadline: 30 April 2019
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is expected to enter into force in the foreseeable future. The swift and, for some, all too hasty conclusion of a negotiation leading to the adoption of the final treaty text indicates that there could be a wide range of interpretations and demarcations of the text. With the entry into force of the TPNW in sight, it is now time to forecast, list and examine potential agendas and problems that will likely arise in a phase of treaty’s implementation. In this special issue, Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament (J-PAND) editors wish to call for papers in this light. Topics and questions may include, but not be limited to;
- Can so-called “Nuclear Umbrella States” join the TPNW without terminating their alliance with Nuclear Weapons States?
- What is a “competent international authority” for verification?
- What does “assisting, encouraging or inducing” any prohibited activity mean?
- How will the clause on victim assistance and environmental remediation work?
- What will be potential functions of meeting of States Parties and of review conferences?
- What will be potential roles of observers, especially when Nuclear Umbrella States or Nuclear Weapons States join in TPNW conferences under this status?
- How will the TPNW be supplanting or supplementing the NPT?
Deadline for submission of papers is April 30 2019, and the special issue is expected to be published in October 2019.
Read the full instructions for authors: here.
- Editor-in-Chief: Fumihiko Yoshida, Nagasaki University, Japan
- Managing Editor: Hibiki Yamaguchi, Nagasaki University, Japan