70 years on from the atomic bombings on Japan, it is time to ban nuclear weapons
Seventy years ago this week, the dropping of two atomic bombs in Japan brought about mass devastation and unspeakable suffering, killing, it is estimated, more than 50% of civilians living in the city of Hiroshima, and 30% of civilians in Nagasaki. Thousands more... Read more
How to defuse the devices of the nuclear-armed states: NPT conference review
by Elizabeth Minor, 30 May 2015 The five-yearly review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ended without any agreed commitments, unbalanced as ever between the nuclear-armed states and the rest. Time to change the agenda. After four weeks of statements, deliberations... Read more
Disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Acceptance of the P5-oriented ‘disarmament’ outcome presented today at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in New York would be a blow for the credibility of disarmament internationally. In a process that involved no formal consultation with civil society... Read more
Presentation to the British Nuclear Test Veterans Association on victims assistance i...
On 16 May 2015 ICAN UK and Article 36 spoke at the AGM of the British Nuclear Test Veterans Association on a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Rebecca Sharkey, coordinator of ICAN UK, introduced the humanitarian initiative on nuclear weapons, with a video... Read more