SCOTLAND, its parliament, its government and people will soon have the indisputable backing of the global community in its opposition to the nuclear weapons on the Clyde. This will arise from the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) which will fully bind all the states that join it in comprehensive prohibitions and positive obligations for nuclear disarmament. The TPNW irrefutably complements and completes existing international humanitarian law.
The National 22nd Oct 2020 read more »
As the latest United Nations nuclear treaty is on the eve of coming into force, Stephen Colegrave looks at how it might finally end the ethical and moral case for nuclear weapons. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been a long time in the making. It is the first legally binding agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons and was originally agreed at the United Nations on 7 July 2017. To enter into force it requires ratification by at least 50 countries. At last, this is in sight. Any day, the fiftieth nation will ratify despite the determined efforts by all NATO countries and others with nuclear weapons.
Byline Times 21st Oct 2020 read more »