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.
The value of ‘victim assistance’ in international agreements on civilian protecti...
In this new paper, Article 36 looks at the content and implementation of commitments to ‘victim assistance’ in recent weapons treaties as well as the Safe Schools Declaration, arguing that similar commitments are both necessary and valuable to include in... Read more
The Lords UK nuclear inquiry and constructive engagement with the Treaty on the Prohi...
Last week, the UK government published its official response to the House of Lords International Relations Committee inquiry on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and nuclear disarmament, held in the context of the NPT’s upcoming Review Conference in 2020. Examining the... Read more
The Disarmament Impact Group’s gendered nuclear politics
Last month, the International Gender Champions Disarmament Impact Group published the ‘Gender & Disarmament Resource Pack for Multilateral Practitioners’. This short document, in its own words, ‘includes basic information on gender equality and its relevance to arms control, non-proliferation and... Read more