Odette Jankowitsch-Prevor, Quentin Michel, Sylvain Paile (eds.), Modelling Dual-Use Trade Control Systems, Brussels, P.I.E. Peter Lang, coll. Non-Proliferation and Security, Vol. 10, 2014, 261 p.
In December 2013, at its fourth conference, the Chaudfontaine Group met and debated with African experts the needs of the African countries in controlling the trade of the dual-use items and the challenges they face in their search for effective and efficient rules. The objective was to study whether international norms or experiences, issued by States or organisations, could be used as standardised models for these countries that are affected by unique security concerns.
The authors herein analyse and debate the existence of trade control systems which could be qualified as “models” and, therefore, the bien fondé of the export of such standards to African countries. Their discussions are multi-levelled as they studied the possibilities to set universal, regional or even-sub-regional norms.
Through this book, the contributions from the widest variety of expertise call for universalising the adoption of norms for conciliating the freedom of trade with the international security… Without presuming that these norms should be universal.