Canadian NPT Delegation Report to NGOs: Canada’s Program of Action – How is it faring?

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr Sixth NPT Review Conference The disarmament portion of the NPT Review Conference is devoted both to reviewing the performance of States over the past five years in furthering the Treaty’s disarmament objectives (Article VI), and to setting out a disarmament action program for the next five years.  Canada came to the conference with a particular and concrete …

Ballistic Missiles Foreign Experts Roundtable Report

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Peter Moore and Ernie Regehr Working Paper 00-1 Peter Moore is with the Canadian Centre for Foreign Policy Development On March 30-31, 2000, nine ballistic missiles experts from Germany, Norway, Russia, and the United States met to discuss the impact of the National Missile Defense program proposed by the United States government on the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, Nuclear Non-Proliferation …

Defence and Human Security

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor December 1999 Volume 20 Issue 4 “Human security,” defined by the Department of Foreign Affairs as “safety for people from both violent and non-violent threats,” is now advanced as one of the fundamental objectives of Canadian foreign policy. Internationally, “human security” is increasingly recognized as the true measure of state security, and yet, in a …

Human Security and an Arms Trade Code of Conduct

Kenneth Epps Americas, Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security

Author Kenneth Epps The Ploughshares Monitor June 1999 Volume 20 Issue 2 The International Code of Conduct on Arms Transfers proposed by Nobel Peace laureates led by former Costa Rican president Oscar Arias provides an exemplary set of principles for Canada and like-minded countries to collectively bring some real control to the international weapons trade. With its emphasis on compliance with …

Human Security and Military Procurement

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor June 1999 Volume 20 Issue 2 Canada’s military contracting and procurement policies need to be reviewed to make them consistent with a human-security-based defence policy. Project Ploughshares’ submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs, presented on 27 May 1999, outlines four broad policy areas in which changes are …

Human Security and Canadian Defence Policy

Tasneem Jamal

Working Paper 99-1 On May 27, 1999 Project Ploughshares appeared before the House of Common’s Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs as part of the Committee’s review of defence contracting and procurement. This paper consists of the brief submitted to the Committee and the proceedings that followed. TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface Introduction Human Security and Canadian Defence Policy …

Canadian Church Leaders Call for an End to NATO Bombing

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Europe

The Canadian Council of Churches OTTAWA (CCC)–In their first formal meeting with a Prime Minister of Canada since 1983, senior leaders of seven member churches of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) urged Canada’s government to press hard for global nuclear disarmament and for a negotiated rather than a military solution to the crisis in Kosovo.  [The former item was …

Time to Increase Security Spending

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor March 1999 Volume 20 Issue 1 The pursuit of “human security” requires increased public investment aimed at producing the political, social, and economic conditions conducive to sustainable peace and security. In the weeks before Finance Minister Paul Martin tabled his latest budget, US Ambassador Gordon Giffin offered him a bit of friendly advice. “Investment in …

MPs Call for Nuclear Disarmament

Tasneem Jamal

Author Bill Robinson The Ploughshares Monitor March 1999 Volume 20 Issue 1 In December the House of Commons’ Foreign Affairs Committee released a report calling for significant changes in Canada’s nuclear weapons policies. The Committee’s recommendations address both the need to begin a real nuclear abolition process and the need to take immediate steps to reduce the danger of nuclear disaster. …