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.
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