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  • n. One who is not a signatory.


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  • Co. Last week in Tokyo, Japan had its first meeting regarding nuclear cooperation with India, after long hesitating to open such talks with New Delhi, a nonsignatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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  • The third handicap is India's position outside the global consensus on nonproliferation as a nonsignatory to the NPT.

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  • Kyoto's supporters blame nonsignatory governments, especially the U.S. and, (until last week) Australia.

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  • As a nonsignatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty NPT, India is outside the international nuclear nonproliferation scheme.

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  • That the quoted phrase bears its literal meaning and is used here in contradistinction to a conflict between nations is demonstrated by Common Article 2, which limits its own application to any armed conflict between signatories and provides that signatories must abide by all terms of the Conventions even if another party to the conflict is a nonsignatory, so long as the nonsignatory “accepts and applies” those terms.

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  • But not only did they need to reinterpret the Conventions, turing a provision intended to cover Civil Wars to include all non-State, nonsignatories, they also had to ignore the fact that Islamists do not meet the standards imposed by their own caveat, to wit: so long as the nonsignatory “accepts and applies” those terms. which clearly al Qaida et al do not.

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  • Also suppose the producer hired certain key people who happen to be members of the union and, upon learning of the production, the union has told those people they may not work for a nonsignatory employer.

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  • Mr. Obama's strategy abandons that option - except if the attack is by a nuclear state, or a nonsignatory or violator of the nonproliferation treaty.


  • As signatories to the 1966 Outer Space Treaty, both nations are legally permitted to pursue space launch activity, and the MTCR does not ban ballistic missile development, but rather merely prevents signatory nations from providing such technology to nonsignatory nations.

  • But the MTCR does not carry with it the force of law, and has become politicized over the years through the inconsistent application of its mandate to the point that it is viewed by many nonsignatory nations as sustaining the military advantage of the member nations.


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