Germany should support a ban on nuclear weapons

The five-yearly Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is taking place from April 27 to May 22, 2015. In order to increase pressure for nuclear disarmament and to strengthen the non-proliferation regime, nuclear weapons need to be banned under international law, as other weapons of mass destruction already are. A ban treaty would complement and strengthen the NPT. Germany should therefore stand up for a ban on nuclear weapons at the Review Conference.

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Date of Publication
April 2015
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Table of contents
  • Introduction    3
  • I. The Humanitarian Initiative and the Path to a Ban    4
  • II. Germany's point of departure    6
  • III. A Ban Treaty and the Non-Proliferation Treaty –  the nuclear arms control regime of the future    8
  • IV. Recommendations for the German government    10
  • Imprint    13