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I-CAN do a Nuclear Weapons Convention says IPPNW
Jill Marie Parillo
May 8, 2009
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) hosted an NGO event Thursday chaired by John Loretz of IPPNW and Dimity Hawkins of International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Randy Rydell from the Blix Commission spoke, as did former Under-Secretary-General Jayantha Dhanapala.
A great case was made for enacting a Nuclear Weapons Convention (NWC). The group stressed that the NWC is complementary to the NPT and would work as a strengthening mechanism, touching on a common misconception that NWC supporters want to replace the NPT with a NWC.
The group stressed that nuclear disarmament should be done in a verifiable irreversible manner, and a NWC could help accomplish this. The group also underlined the importance of treaties in the past and how much they have been able to accomplish. Although treaties are hard to negotiate, they are worth the trade off, and the NWC would be worth it too.
Check out: http://www.icanw.org/
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