Nuclear weapons

Introduction

Introduction – nuclear weapons

Nuclear 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.
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The value of ‘victim assistance’ in international agreements on civilian protecti...

October 18, 2019  
Girls attend a class at their school damaged by a recent Saudi-led air strike, in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad

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...

July 8, 2019  
Photo: Eric Huybrechts https://www.flickr.com/photos/15979685@N08/15610785779/

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

February 7, 2019  
Drawing of face of a woman closing own mouth with zipper

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

Remember victims and respond to survivors: states mu...

August 6, 2018

Constructive engagement with the Treaty on the Prohi...

July 9, 2018

Disarmament as a means to build peace

June 19, 2018

Ahead of NPT, UK orgs call on government to support ...

April 17, 2018
Reckless development on a dangerous status quo: new ...
February 5, 2018
ICAN collects Nobel Peace Prize for treaty banning n...
December 10, 2017
Media Advisory: ICAN to collect Nobel Peace Prize on...
December 8, 2017
Nobel Peace Prize boosts efforts to prevent horror t...
October 10, 2017
The prohibition of nuclear weapons: Assisting victim...
October 10, 2017
Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opens f...
September 20, 2017
On Nagasaki day, states urged to prepare to sign tre...
August 9, 2017
States adopt treaty banning nuclear weapons
July 7, 2017
Press Release: Majority of states agree to ban nucle...
July 7, 2017
Victim assistance and environmental remediation in t...
June 8, 2017
First week of nuclear ban negotiations over, with hu...
April 1, 2017
Core prohibitions and obligations for the nuclear ba...
March 29, 2017
States begin historic negotiations to ban nuclear we...
March 27, 2017
UK government confirms boycott of nuclear ban negoti...
March 15, 2017
Historic negotiations to ban nuclear weapons startin...
February 17, 2017