CANADA AND THE CONTROL OF ARMS ON THE SEABED

Authors
  1. Purver, R.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
Consonant with its traditional interest in the Law-of-the-Sea and disarmament generally, Canada has played an active and significant role in seabed arms control negotiations, culminating in the 1971 Treaty prohibiting the emplacement of nuclear weapons in the environment. The paper gives a brief account of the status of arms control efforts in the area, including present and possible future military uses; international law regarding such uses; and the origin of the Seabed Treaty negotiations. It then examines, in some detail, each of the major 'sub-issues' which arose during the course of the negotiations, and in particular Canadian policy with respect to them. Finally, it summarizes the overall Canadian role in terms of traditional alliances and the interests of various groups of states as well as of the international community as a whole; and speculates on the future course of seabed arms control and Canada's role in it.
Report Number
STAFFNOTE-75/9 —
Date of publication
15 Sep 1975
Number of Pages
52
DSTKIM No
76-00179
CANDIS No
117261
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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