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Book Review: Arms Control and Inspection in American Law, 69 Yale Law Journal 1479 (1960)


Professor Henlin has written what he calls "essentially a memorandum of law." He addresses himself to the consequences, for American law and administrative practice, of the possible establishment of internationally agreed provisions for the control of armaments. He begins by setting out some "likely provisions" in such an agreement; examines constitutional and legislative obstacles to the carrying out of those provisions by Americans or on American soil; considers what new statutes or regulations might be required; and devotes a brief chapter to the problem of state laws and local cooperation. In two final chapters, which make up almost a separate essay, -he contemplates the effects, under American law, of continuing international administrative regulation of armaments, and of resort to international tribunals to resolve disputes under such regulation. This continuing regulation is distinguished from the sporadic international inspection of national activity, the matter in question throughout most of Chapters I-VI.

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