Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online

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General Editor: Seokwoo Lee

Incorporating the work of numerous leading scholars, the Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online provides a detailed description of the practice and implementation of international law in various Asian states. The Encyclopedia covers the introduction of Western international law and the resulting shift from the older Asian order; the development of modern international law; and the impact that all of this has had on Asian states. Each jurisdiction included in the Encyclopedia follows a standard structure for the broadest comparative advantage and starts with a Country Snapshot (Date of Independence, Date of Admission to the United Nations, Geographical Size, Population, Demographic Information, Form of Government, System of Law), followed by a State Report Overview (Executive summary of state report, Key highlights of unique state practice).

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22. Nuclear Energy | Iran

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Author(s): Javadi, Kamal
22.1 The Grand Bargain Underlying the NPTThe title of the 1968 Treaty on the Non- Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons or the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), referred to by commentators as the lex lata treaty of the international nuclear energy and nuclear weapons nonproliferation normative regime, does not adequately reflect the grand bargain underlying the NPT. The drafting history of the NPT reveals that the quid pro quo structure of the NPT was created in particular as a result of a combination of two basic principles, i.e., the non-proliferation pilla…