“Autonomous weapons turn the military men into romantics: they are looking forward to another revolution in military affairs. It means new arms race, temptation to dominate globally, dismantlement of the theory of containment, and international instability for international relations.” – says Vadim Kozyulin, Director of the PIR-Center Project on New Technologies and International Security.


“The Draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is content-heavy, but it is not a comprehensive ban on this type of WMD. This is truly where its fundamental difference lies from disarmament conventions that prohibit biological and chemical weapons. The rush of the preparation of the document can be seen just by recalling how much time and effort was required by the NPT, and even the conventions on the banning of biological and chemical weapons, and on how carefully, using the UN General Assembly as a platform for measuring global public opinion, the Treaty of Tlatelolco was being prepared”, — member of the PIR Center Advisory Board, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov.


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PIR Center holds 16th International School on Global Security — 2016, September 24 – October 2 02.10.2016
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Name: Tuzmukhamedov, Bakhtiyar R.
City: Moscow, Russia
Affiliation: Member, UN Committee Against Torture
Biography :

Professor, honoured jurist of the Russian Federation. Born in 1955, graduated from MGIMO in 1977, from Harvard Law School in 1994. Judge Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov was Counsellor of the Court, Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. Worked as Professor of International Law at the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow of the Russian Foreign Ministry until his appointment  in 2009 as judge of the Tribunal. Dr. Tuzmukhamedov is a Vice-President of the Russian Association of International Law, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Moscow Journal of International Law, member of the International Humanitarian Law Institute Council. Earlier he acted as a speaker of The Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament Law of the International Law Association and bacame a member of the Editorial Board, International Review of the Red Cross. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2001.