The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, adopted on 28 April 2004, decides that all States shall take and enforce effective measures to establish domestic controls to prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons and their means of delivery, including by establishing appropriate controls over related materials and to this end shall, among others, establish transit and brokering controls.
Related materials are materials, equipment and technology covered by relevant multilateral treaties and arrangements, or included on national control lists, such as the Wassenar Arrangement, the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Nuclear Supplier’s group (NSG), the Australia Group and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
The European state members adopt the EU Regulation 428/2009 and its amendments, which sets up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items, while the Arms control goes, in Italy, under the Law 185/90 and its amendments.
Both the Italian Law 185/90 and the EU Reg. 428/2009 provide the list of arms and dual-use items and technologies according to the aforementioned treaties and arrangements. In addiction, specific Regulations are delivered for countries under special restrictions or embargo.
Dr. Minotti is probably one of the first scientific Italian experts on these topics.
In fact, since 2003 he:
- Has been involved in many Projects related with security issues
- Has a wide record of Collaborations and Support with National-International-Supranational entities
- Has received many Special Assignments from National and Supranational Institutions
- Has organized and/or been invited to many Symposia on security issues
- Has a wide record as Lecturer and Thesis Supervisor on Dual Use and Arms Control issues
- Is the creator of the first EU academic Course on Dual Use and Arms Control topics, within the Laurea Speciale in Aerospace Engineering, School of Aerospace Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome
Please see the specific sections for further details.