John Burroughs

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John Burroughs, Executive Director, Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy.

"John Burroughs is a specialist on treaty regimes and international law relating to nuclear and other non-conventional weapons. He represents LCNP in Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) review proceedings, the United Nations, and other international forums. In 1998, Dr. Burroughs represented LCNP at the negotiations on the International Criminal Court in Rome, and in 1995, he was the nongovernmental legal coordinator at the hearings on nuclear weapons before the International Court of Justice. Dr. Burroughs is co-editor of Rule of Power or Rule of Law? An Assessment of U.S. Policies and Actions Regarding Security-Related Treaties, Apex Press, 2003, to which he contributed the chapter on the NPT, and author of The Legality of Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons: A Guide to the Historic Opinion of the International Court of Justice, Transaction Publishers, 1998. He has published articles in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the World Policy Journal, most recently co-authoring "Arms Control Abandoned: The Case of Biological Weapons" (World Policy Journal, summer 2003). He is an adjunct professor of international law at Rutgers Law School, Newark, where he teaches a seminar on legal controls on weapons of mass and indiscriminate destruction. He has a J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. from Harvard." [1]

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  1. Bios, Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy, accessed September 7, 2009.