This paper identifies several cross-WMD-regime lessons for policy practitioners to consider in their efforts to implement and strengthen WMD-related agreements. The paper outlines several benefits to compliance with WMD-related agreements, before discussing the challenges faced in determining non-compliance; the role of specialist international bodies in addressing non-compliance; the importance of agreed procedures to facilitate the resolution of compliance concerns; and the tools available to address cases of non-compliance and enforce treaty regimes.

Citation: James Revill, John Borrie, Pavel Podvig and Jennifer Hart (2019) “Compliance and Enforcement: Lessons from across WMD-Related Regimes.” WMDCE Series No. 6, UNIDIR, Geneva, Switzerland.

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