Nuclear weapons

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70 years on from the atomic bombings on Japan, it is time to ban nuclear weapons

August 6, 2015  Comments are off
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

June 1, 2015  Comments are off
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

May 21, 2015  Comments are off
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...

May 16, 2015  Comments are off
Presentation to the British Nuclear Test Veterans Association on victims assistance in a ban treaty

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

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
Momentum towards a nuclear weapons ban treaty: What ...
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
December 9, 2014
The effects of nuclear weapons under international l...
December 7, 2014
UK ends boycott and participates in Vienna Conferenc...
December 7, 2014
Event at UCL: ‘How nearly everything in Dr Str...
November 26, 2014
Imagining a ban on nuclear weapons, ICAN Action Acad...
September 12, 2014
Scottish independence and banning nuclear weapons
August 15, 2014
Remembering Hiroshima
August 6, 2014
A nuclear weapons ban treaty: urgent, feasible and m...
May 23, 2014
Nuclear disarmament and the humanitarian intiative
May 2, 2014
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