Transparency and Accountability – NPT Reporting 2002-2012

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo The indefinite extension of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1995 was agreed to in the context of a collective commitment by States Parties to strengthening the Treaty’s review process and, in particular, with a heightened sense of the need for mutual accountability in the implementation and furtherance of the aims of the Treaty. In 2000 states …

Transparency and Accountability: NPT reporting 2002–2007

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Adam Parsons, Jessica West and Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2008 Volume 29 Issue 2 The full Ploughshares report on NPT reporting includes two extensive tables tabulating and summarizing reporting by both NNWS and NWS. It is available here. “Permanence with accountability” was the central equation of the 1995 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review and Extension Conference. The indefinite …

Seventh NPT Review Conference: Canadian NGO Report 1

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Debbie Grisdale and Sarah Estabrooks Canada’s Opening Statement The meeting of governments for the seventh Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) commenced May 2 in New York. But on Sunday May 1, some 40,000 citizens joined in a march to Central Park, calling for abolition of nuclear weapons and no more nuclear excuses …

NPT Reporting Trends: An Analysis of Reporting over Three Preparatory Committees

Tasneem Jamal

Author Sarah Estabrooks The multilateral arms control and disarmament regime is in essence, a set of good-faith agreements between States. The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), widely considered the cornerstone of this regime, is one such good faith instrument. The NPT lacks firm timelines for its implementation, a permanent body to monitor developments, and verification measures to …

Building a Culture of Accountability: Reporting by states party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Ernie Regehr and Sarah Estabrooks Working paper 03-2 In response to the obligation agreed to in the 2000 Final Document, states party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty are called to submit regular reports on their efforts to implement Article VI of the NPT – nuclear disarmament and the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons. This paper is an analysis of reporting …

NPT PrepCom 2003 – Canadian Interventions on Disarmament Reporting

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Ernie Regehr and Sarah Estabrooks Second Prepcom for the 2005 NPT Review Conference Reporting to NGOs on the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference, April 28 – May 9, 2003. Ernie Regehr and Sarah Estabrooks from Project Ploughshares attended the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference as members of the official Canadian delegation.  …

Reporting by States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Tasneem Jamal

This report is an overview of the discussions at the NPT Reporting Roundtable held in Ottawa on 8-9 January 2002. The purpose of the Roundtable was to examine the NPT reporting requirement agreed at the 2000 NPT Review Conference and to consider how States parties could respond to this requirement, with the specific goal of providing useful advice and recommendations …

Canadian NPT Delegation Report to NGOs: NGOs and the NPT Review Process

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr Sixth NPT Review Conference In an NGO discussion group at the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) a veteran disarmament campaigner described her decades of work as “pushing the ocean back with a broom.” It may not be an image to inspire excessive confidence, but it would not be a surprise …

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 …