Draft law proposal

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA

DECREES:

"TO REFORM THE LAW OF ARMS AND EXPLOSIVES, LAW NO. 7530 July 10, 1995, TO ADD TO AN ARTICLE 26 BIS banning URANIUM AND OTHER RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS "


"Article 26 bis. To prohibit the trade, transshipment, transit, production, distribution or storage, or use that goes against human dignity, uranium in any form, enriched or depleted, as well as any other type of industrial uranium and other radioactive materials if it is used for weapons purposes.

In the event that despite this prohibition, the authorities find materials containing uranium in any form within the national territory that is to be used for weapons purposes, the authorities immediately confiscate the material and treat it in accordance with law and international conventions.

Anybody found responsible for such transgressions will be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability as appropriate, even if under the responsibility of any country, which in turn will be considered guilty of war crimes.

Weapons, ammunition or parts that are within the country or in the marine waters of the exclusive economic zone, will be treated according to international safety standards, and sent on following their introduction to the country, to a warehouse to receive nuclear waste."