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The Austrian Pledge to Ban Nuclear Weapons

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by Dr Rebecca Johnson Driven by “the imperative of human security for all”, Austria pledged at the HINW conference to work to “stigmatise, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences and associated risks”. The Third International Conference on … Read More

Gathering speed to ban nuclear weapons

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The Third International Conference on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons (HINW) opens in Vienna today, with arguments for humanitarian disarmament growing in strength. This time the UK and the US will attend. What will be the likely outcome? by Rebecca Johnson via … Read More

UK nuclear bomb factories rapped by watchdogs over radioactive waste

Atomic Weapons Establishment issued with non-compliance notice by Environment Agency over handling of hazardous waste by Rob Edwards via The Guardian Britain’s nuclear bomb factories have been reprimanded by two government watchdogs for breaking safety rules on radioactive waste. AWE, … Read More

Security without Nuclear Weapons: The Regional-International Nexus

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A Middle East without Weapons of Mass Destruction, Palestine-Israel Journal, vol. 19, no. 12 (Jerusalem, 2013)Putting human security needs ahead of national military concerns opens up options, opportunities and processes for banning and eliminating nuclear weapons.      by Rebecca Johnson via Palestine – … Read More

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