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Cesar Jaramillo Featured, Nuclear Weapons

On October 24, Honduras became the 50th state party to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), triggering the 90-day process that will culminate in the Treaty’s entry into force. On January 22, 2021, the TPNW will officially become international law.

NPT RevCon: No outcome better than a weak one

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

For many, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is no longer a credible path to nuclear abolition Author Cesar Jaramillo Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 2 Summer 2015 Perhaps Bob Marley said it best: “you can fool some people sometimes, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” And so, in the eyes of a growing number of nations and …

NPT Review Conference: No outcome document better than a weak one

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo Published June 3, 2015 in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Perhaps Bob Marley sang it best: “[Y]ou can fool some people sometimes, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” And so, in the eyes of a growing number of nations and civil society organizations around the world, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)—as currently …

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 …

Statement presented to the PrepCom for the 2015 NPT Review Conference on behalf of international civil society organizations

Cesar Jaramillo Nuclear Weapons

Statement on the shortcomings of the nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime presented to the Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, April 30 – May 11, 2012 in Vienna. Delivered on May 2, 2012 by Cesar Jaramillo from Project Ploughshares, Canada. Mr. Chairman, Distinguished Delegates: I am pleased and privileged to address this Committee. International civil society …

More than Empty Promises at the NPT

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2010 Volume 31 Issue 2 The storyline adopted by many nongovernmental organizations in the immediate wake of the 2010 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was one of “empty promises” (Deen 2010). But now, with broad expressions of disappointment out of the way, observers increasingly point to the …

No Heaven, Farther from Nuclear Hell

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Authors Ernie Regehr and Douglas Roche Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly Retired senator Douglas Roche is Canada’s former ambassador for disarmament There are two ways of looking at the outcome of the month-long Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, which wrapped up last Friday at the United Nations in New York with a standing ovation for its president, Ambassador …

Practical Steps to Zero Nuclear Weapons: Conference Report

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Sponsored by the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the Canadian Pugwash Group, Physicians for Global Survival, Project Ploughshares and World Federalist Movement Canada, the report outlines recommendations made during “Practical Steps to Zero Nuclear Weapons,” a conference held in Ottawa in January 2010. In light of the shift in global thinking for a nuclear weapons-free world, a position championed …

Transparency and Accountability: NPT reporting 2002–2007

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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 …

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: Preparations for the 2010 Review Conference

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2008 Volume 29 Issue 2 There is widespread agreement on at least one point regarding the 2010 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT): its outcome will have a major impact on the long-term effectiveness of the Treaty. While similar sentiments have been expressed about other disarmament conferences that subsequently failed, this time …