Issue 4: July 2004

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This issue of CTBTO Spectrum focuses on the legal aspects of building the verification regime. It sets out to examine the essential role played by facility agreements and other legal arrangements in placing the provisional operation and maintenance of the IMS on a secure legal foundation. An interview with Palitha Kohona, Chief of the Treaty Section of the Office of Legal Affairs at the United Nations in New York, a special feature article by Anthony Aust, former Legal Counsellor of the United Kingdom Foreign Office, and the cover story by Peter Hulsroj, PTS Legal Advisor, give further insights into the unique legal status of the Preparatory Commission and its verification regime.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Page PDF
Legal aspects of establishing the IMS system 1 [PDF]
Editorial 2 [PDF]
Notes and Quotes
3 [PDF]
Commission update 4 [PDF]
CTBTO Agreements 5 [PDF]
Outreach activities 7 [PDF]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT:    
Palitha T.B. Kahona,
Chief, Treaty Section, UN Office of Legal Affairs
8 [PDF]
PERSPECTIVES:    
The CTBTO Preparatory Commission - Legal status and responsibilities
by Anthony Aust
10 [PDF]
Verification highlights 12 [PDF]
VERIFICATION SCIENCE:    
Evaluating infrasound station performance 16 [PDF]
POTENTIAL CIVIL AND SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS    
Benefits of potential civil and scientific applications of CTBT verification technologies
by Bernard Massinon
17 [PDF]
Secretariat snapshots 19 [PDF]
Treaty status 20 [PDF]
Calendar of meetings 2005 20 [PDF]