Introduction – nuclear weaponsNuclear weapons are massive explosive weapons that release their energy and destructive force through nuclear reactions - either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. A single nuclear weapon can devastate an entire city with blast, fire and radiation, making the weapon inherently indiscriminate and unacceptable.
Nobel Peace Prize boosts efforts to prevent horror threatened by nuclear weapons
Article 36 – International Steering Group member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) 6 October 2017, London The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded today to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). This award... Read more
The prohibition of nuclear weapons: Assisting victims and remediating the environment
States have agreed upon a treaty with humanitarian foundations that prohibits nuclear weapons. It contains much, beyond its prohibitions, that is unprecedented in a nuclear weapons treaty. Crucially, it provides a framework for responding to the rights of victims and... Read more
ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to ban nuclear weapons Featured
On 6 October 2017 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), with the Nobel committee Chair commending the group’s “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition” on nuclear weapons. This new treaty... Read more