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The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty : a critical assessment

Hamel-Green, Michael


In August 1985, eight South Pacific Forum states signed the Rarotonga Treaty, establishing a nuclear-free zone in the South Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand and island states south of the equator. The treaty came into force in late 1986 and has been recognised internationally at the UN and by two nuclear powers, the Soviet Union and China. However, the two nuclear powers with the most extensive nuclear involvement in the region, France and the United States, have declined to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU College of Asia & the Pacific
Date published: 1990
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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