In December 2013, at its fourth conference, the Group met with African experts to debate the question of how African countries control the trade of dual-use items and the challenges they face in their search for effective regulations. The objective was to study whether international norms and experiences, pertaining both to states and to organisations, could be used as standardised models for African countries affected by unique security concerns.
This volume analyses and discusses those trade control systems which could be described as «models» and might therefore serve as a standard to be exported to the African countries in question. The debate is multi-levelled and studies the possibility of setting universal, regional or even-sub-regional norms.
The contributors to this book, who display a wide variety of expertise, call for the adoption of norms which they argue have the potential to reconcile freedom of trade with international security, without presuming that these norms should be universal.
About the Authors
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Yacine Amara is a Nuclear Lawyer in the Algerian Atomic Energy Commission, at the Treaty and Cooperation Department, providing advice and assistance on the AIEA TC Programme and nuclear regulatory framework; he has been involved in the conclusion of many of cooperation agreements for the development and peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
Lia Caponetti is a researcher in the European Studies Unit of the Department of Political Science at the University of Liège (Belgium). She holds a double master degree in Political Sciences focus on European Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations. She did her master thesis on the European Union’s WMD non-proliferation policy, focusing on the competence-sharing between the EU institutions.
Christos Charatsis is a research fellow at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre providing policy support with regards to the implementation of the dual-use regulation. He is currently preparing a PhD study on compliance with export controls law from the standpoint of research organisations in collaboration with the University of Liège.
Renaud Chatelus is a senior scientist at the EC Joint Research Centre in Ispra (Italy). He was customs export control investigator, IAEA inspector and safeguards analyst, and border control trainer for many international assistance programmes. He is a senior fellow of the U. of Georgia (CITS), doctoral student of the U. of Liege and author of many articles, especially on export control enforcement.
Ekaterina Chirkova is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of...
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