The report surveys the recent disclosures in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK of cases in which actors in EU member states have drawn on European industry and technology for illegal exports of dual-use items and technology, thereby promoting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Some of these offences are now being prosecuted in EU member states, with different rates of success, while others were never brought to trial.
Anna Wetter (Law Faculty of Uppsala University)
Oxford University Press
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Series: SIPRI Research Reports
07 August 2008
Professional and scholarly
Professional & Vocational
A / AS level
Further / Higher Education
1: Introduction 2: The international context 3: The EU institutional framework 4: Enforcing the EC Dual-use Regulation 5: Inter-agency cooperation at the European Union level 6: Case studies 7: Conclusions and recommendations Appendix A. Sanctions for dual-use export control violations in the European Union member states Index
Anna Wetter (Sweden) was a Research Associate with the SIPRI Non-proliferation and Export Control Project, responsible mainly for SIPRI's conferences on how the effective investigation and prosecution of export-related offences can help prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. She has a law degree from Uppsala University. She is the co-author of the chapter 'Nordic nuclear non-proliferation policies: different traditions and common objectives' in The Nordic Countries and the European Security and Defence Policy (OUP, 2006) and of the chapter 'EU-China security relations: the softer side' in The International Politics of EU-China Relations (OUP, 2007).
Reviews for Enforcing European Union Law on Exports of Dual-use Goods
We cannot recommend too highly reading Wetter's book ... For its scientific qualities and the originality of its approach, this book is likely to initiate a debate within an academic community which has not paid sufficient attention to this aspect of the fight against proliferation...it also aims to influence European policy in this area and makes recommendations with the hope that they will be taken into account by those responsible for its implementation. Politique Etrangere