Author Archives: Flavia Tudoreanu

THE HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE AND THE TPNW

Alexander Kmentt is one of the architects of the initiative on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. In this article he gives the rationale for the Humanitarian Initiative and counters criticism … Continue reading

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We must maintain the momentum of the Nuclear Ban Treaty

This is a summary of Ambassador Kmentt’s address to Scottish CND’s AGM on 21st November 2020. A recording of the talk is available here. Speaking in a personal capacity Alexander addressed the significance of the TPNW and the arguments against … Continue reading

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NUKE BAN TREATY BECOMES INTERNATIONAL LAW!!

With Honduras’ ratification on 24th October 2020 the TPNW has now acquired the necessary 50 ratifications to enter into force as international law. The TPNW 1 was adopted at the UN in July 2017 with the support of 122 member … Continue reading

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Scotland and the Nuclear Weapon Red Line

This article was first published in the Scottish Socialist Party’s Newspaper “Voice” Right now I guess that the diverse collective of those who have an investment in a Scottish status quo has accepted that formal independence is pretty well inevitable, … Continue reading

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Huge Boost for the TPNW from 56 former National and NATO Leaders

As the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) edges ever closer to becoming international law, it has just received a huge and significant endorsement. Fifty-six former presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers and defence ministers from 20 NATO member … Continue reading

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Call on First Minister to Thank Ireland for Ratifying the TPNW

On 6th August, as the world commemorated the destruction of Hiroshima by a nuclear bomb, Ireland ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. As a member of the EU it now stands in good counterbalance to the French … Continue reading

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Scottish First Minister Confirms Rejection of Nuclear Weapons and Support for the Nuclear Ban Treaty

ICAN in Scotland1 Scottish First Minister Confirms Rejection of Nuclear Weapons and Support for the Nuclear Ban Treaty The Scottish First Minister, in her reply to a letter from Setsuko Thurlow, who at the age of 13 survived the US … Continue reading

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Hiroshima survivor writes to First Minister and a Wee Postcard to the UN

Today, 7th July, is the the third anniversary of the adoption by overwhelming vote at the United Nations of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The initiative to seek a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons … Continue reading

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US “usable” nukes and war game a wake-up call for the world

Almost every week seems to bring us closer to the edge of nuclear catastrophe, most recently the news that the US is deploying the weapons and doing the war games for “limited” nuclear war. There are however signs, albeit small, … Continue reading

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The US/UK Warhead Deal

In is important to note that the missiles on the UK nuclear weapon submarines are not British but are leased from the US. Indeed the UK does not have the facility to remove the missiles from its four Vanguard class … Continue reading

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