Panel presentation at the side event on legal aspects of nuclear disarmament at the UN General Assembly First Committee, October 2016.
By Dr Gro Nystuen
The ICJ Advisory Opinion on the lawfulness of nuclear weapons was given 20 years ago, and there has been very different opinions as to whether it clarified or confused the question of how nuclear weapons are regulated by international law, and particularly international humanitarian law. Both from a legal and a political perspective, the Opinion has played and continues to play a key part in the discussions on nuclear disarmament.
Shared goals, shared concerns
By ILPI and UNIDIR
This study discusses the relationship between nuclear weapons and gender—how and why the two are connected, both to each other, and to shared global agendas such as sustainable development.
The 71st United Nations General Assembly will provide a test of leadership over the future of a new initiative for nuclear disarmament
By Tim Caughley
‘Sadly, many countries continue to include nuclear deterrence in their security doctrines. But recent developments have shown that nuclear weapons do not ensure peace and security. Rather, their development and possession has become a major source of international tension.’