VERTIC's Senior Legal Officer participates in workshop on nuclear security

VERTIC's Senior Legal Officer, Scott Spence, participated in a workshop on 'Implementation of Nuclear Security Legal Instruments' during 28-29 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The workshop was organised by the Atomic Energy Licensing Board of Malaysia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada. There were participants from across Southeast Asia.

Scott presented on national implementation of UN Security Council 1540 and making the criminal acts in the Convention for the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (and 2005 Amendment) and International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism punishable offences under national law. He also addressed the challenges in adhering to and implementing these conventions, and the benefits and available assistance for doing so. Scott also gave a brief overview of VERTIC's new publication 'Guide to National Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540'.  

Last changed: Aug 31 2012 at 4:35 PM

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