Nuclear weapons

Towards a humanitarian ban on nuclear weapons

August 4, 2016  Comments are off
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Over the past six years, a concerted effort by committed States, international organizations and civil society to reframe the international discourse on nuclear weapons around humanitarian considerations has gathered significant support. Momentum is now building towards the negotiation of a... Read more

UK parliament votes to keep nuclear weapons as momentum gathers for ban treaty

July 19, 2016  Comments are off
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On 18 July, a majority of MPs voted for the continuation of the UK’s possession of nuclear weapons, endorsing the replacement of the four submarines that the UK uses to continuously convey weapons of mass destruction around the oceans –... Read more

Roundtable briefing on UN nuclear disarmament talks

May 31, 2016  Comments are off
Roundtable briefing on UN nuclear disarmament talks

The United Nations Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Nuclear Disarmamentcompleted its second and most substantive session in Geneva earlier this month. At Westminster on 24th May, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Weapons and the Protection of Civilians held a roundtable briefing for parliamentarians... Read more

State participation at the UN nuclear talks – who is represented?

May 17, 2016  Comments are off
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May’s session of the OEWG ended with strong support from the majority of the countries present for a new international legal instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons. The majority of the world’s countries – 127 nations – have endorsed the Humanitarian... Read more

Statement on nuclear weapons and security to UN talk...

May 12, 2016

UN nuclear talks: imbalances and underrepresentation...

May 3, 2016

The legal gap and urgency of a treaty banning nuclea...

February 24, 2016

‘Don’t Bank on the Bomb’: roundtab...

November 12, 2015
70 years on from the atomic bombings on Japan, it is...
August 6, 2015
How to defuse the devices of the nuclear-armed state...
June 1, 2015
Disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
May 21, 2015
Presentation to the British Nuclear Test Veterans As...
May 16, 2015
Presentation to NPT side event on Banning Nuclear We...
May 14, 2015
The underrepresentation of low-income countries in n...
May 12, 2015
Filling the legal gap: The prohibition of nuclear we...
May 3, 2015
Weapons technologies that threaten us today: Remarks...
April 28, 2015
The economic impacts of a nuclear weapon detonation
March 30, 2015
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March 16, 2015
Parliamentary debate on NPT discusses UK’s par...
March 16, 2015
Latin American and Caribbean states first to join Au...
March 13, 2015
Briefing to parliamentarians: the Vienna conference ...
January 26, 2015
Victim assistance in a treaty banning nuclear weapon...
January 21, 2015
Austria pledges to work for ban on nuclear weapons
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