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Legality of Nuclear Weapons

Some experts argue that nuclear weapons are already illegal under international law. Meanwhile, the United States—with 1,750 deployed nuclear weapons—and eight other nuclear-armed nations unequivocally consider them legal. Adopted in 2017, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is an initiative to build a comprehensive legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons.

PSR intern Nicolas-Francois Perron-Giroux researched and wrote these reports on Nuclear Weapons-Free zones, the production/possession, testing, disposal, use of nuclear weapons, and also defense alliances like NATO. These aim to help the reader understand the legal frameworks surrounding these questions on nuclear weapons.

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Production

Testing

Disposal

Use

Alliances

Nuclear Weapons-Free Zones