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Nuclear

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: The Role Played by Global Civil Society

June 1, 2018
Tilly Hampton
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of International Relations and Diplomacy.
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Addressing Transit: The New Zealand Experience

June 28, 2017
Lyndon Burford
Nuclear Ban Daily, Reaching Critical Will
Article on how New Zealand addresses the issue of transit in regards to its nuclear weapon free legislation. Written for Nuclear Ban Daily, No.9, by Reaching Critical Will.
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Negotiation of a Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty: Nuts and Bolts of the Ban

June 1, 2017
Tim Caughley & Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova
UNIDIR
The two papers in this publication were prepared in advance of the June–July 2017 session of the UN conference in 2017 to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons.
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Understanding Nuclear Weapon Risks

June 1, 2017
John Borrie, Tim Caughley and Wilfred Wan-Editors
UNIDIR
This study seeks to contribute to the facts-based discourse about nuclear weapons. It explores various sources of nuclear weapon risk, from technological aspects to military strategy to political..
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National Identity and Nuclear Disarmament Advocacy by Canada and New Zealand

September 1, 2016
Lyndon Burford
The University of Auckland
A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Politics and International Relations.
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Celebration of Twentieth Anniversary of the International Court of Justice's Advisory Opinion on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons

July 8, 2016
Roger S Clark
Speech to guests at the Canterbury University celebration of the 20th anniversary of the ICJ's Advisory Opinion.
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Nuclear Disarmament Verification: Survey of Verification Mechanisms

June 1, 2016
Tim Caughley
UNIDIR
The objective of this survey is to provide a general overview of past and present verification activities and proposals relevant to the elimination of nuclear weapons.
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A Prohibition on Nuclear Weapons: A Guide to the Issues

January 6, 2016
UNIDIR
UNIDIR
Authors: John Borrie, Tim Caughley, Torbjørn Graff Hugo, Magnus Løvold, Gro Nystuen & Camilla Waszink.
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Strengthening the NPT: International Law and Effective Measures for Nuclear Disarmament

October 22, 2015
Treasa Dunworth
Speech to guests at the NZ Permanent Mission to the United Nations by Prof Treasa Dunworth.
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Analysing Effective Measures: Options for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Implementation of NPT Article VI

June 1, 2015
Tim Caughley
UNIDIR
In collaboration with ILPI, this publication is the third of the five thematic briefing papers produced for the April-May 2015 five-yearly review meeting of the NPT.
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The Fight to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

June 1, 2015
Dr Lyndon Burford
New Zealand Red Cross IHL Magazine
Article for 'Wars, Laws +Humanity', New Zealand Red Cross IHL Magazine.
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Avoiding Armageddon

May 29, 2015
Lyndon Burford
NZ Herald
Opinion piece for the NZ Herald, from the five-yearly Review Conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), at the United Nations headquarters in New York in 2015.
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After Oslo: Humanitarian Perspectives and the Changing Nuclear Weapons Discourse

June 6, 2013
John Borrie & Tim Caughley
UNIDIR
This paper examines recent international policy discourse concerning new initiatives on nuclear disarmament that draw primarily from, or are influenced by, humanitarian concerns..
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Viewing Nuclear Weapons through a Humanitarian Lens: Context and Implications

January 6, 2013
John Borrie
UNIDIR
This paper considers the relevance of viewing nuclear weapons through a humanitarian lens—along with some criticisms of it—with a view to informing contemporary policy debate.
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Security in a World without Nuclear Weapons: Visions and Challenges

January 1, 2013
Edited by David Atwood and Emily J Munro
Geneva Centre for Security Policy
In this publication, Robert Green, DSC Co-Director, suggests the need for a reframing of the security paradigm surrounding nuclear weapons from a discriminatory system based on nuclear deterrence to..
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No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: A Nuclear-User-Pays Model of International Security

June 12, 2012
Lyndon Burford
Non-Proliferation Review
The funding of international nuclear risk mitigation is ad hoc, voluntary, and unpredictable, offering no transparent explanation of who is financially responsible for the task or why. Among many..
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The Conference on Disarmament: Issues and Insights

June 1, 2012
Tim Caughley
UNIDIR
This publication contains brief papers prepared by UNIDIR as background information for delegates in the Conference on Disarmament’s series of thematic debates during 2012.
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Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons: Tracing Notions about Catastrophic Humanitarian Consequences

June 1, 2012
Tim Caughley
UNIDIR
This paper examines the notion of catastrophic humanitarian consequences and the origins of similar expressions as orienting concepts in the context of use of WMD in particular.
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Breaking Free from Nuclear Deterrence

February 17, 2011
Robert Green
When David Krieger invited me to give this lecture, I discovered the illustrious list of those who had gone before me – beginning with Frank King Kelly himself in 2002. I was privileged to meet him...
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Open forum: Close Encounter with Nuclear Deterrence

January 1, 2011
Robert Green
UNIDIR
Commander Robert Green RN (ret'd) details the fallacy of nuclear deterrence.
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New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone Disarmament and Arms Control Act Law and Politics of Sustainability

December 9, 2010
Alyn Ware
Birkenshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
In 1987 New Zealand became the first U.S. ally to adopt legislation prohibiting nuclear arms within its territory and waters. New Zealand's stance found support from nonnuclear countries and from..
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Nuclear Free New Zealand: Twenty Years On. Working Paper No. 15

December 1, 2007
Robert E White
Centre for Peace Studies, University of Auckland.
This Working Paper series presents research carried out by members of the Centre for Peace Studies and aims to cover topics dealing with matters relating to a broad range of peace issues.
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Rebelling by any means possible: New Zealand local government nuclear weapon free zones

June 5, 2005
J.L Stone
Massey University
A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in History at Massey University.
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Aotearoa-New Zealand: From Nuclear Ally to Pacific Peacemaker

September 16, 2003
Kate Dewes and Alyn Ware
In June 1987, under Prime Minister David Lange’s Labour government, Aotearoa/New Zealand became the first Western-allied state to adopt legislation banning nuclear-armed and powered warships from...
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Why New Zealand's Nuclear Powered Ship Ban Must Stay

May 1, 2003
Robert Green
Robert Green points to disadvantages likely to accrue from any change in New Zealand's approach to the admission of nuclear powered ships.
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Aotearoa / New Zealand at the World Court

September 16, 1999
Kate Dewes and Robert Green
Disarmament and Security Centre
This booklet details New Zealand's involvement in the World Court Project. This global campaign led to the 1996 International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on the illegality of nuclear weapons.
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The World Court Project: History and Consequences

September 1, 1999
Kate Dewes and Robert Green
Canadian Foreign Policy Journal
This paper sets out the importance of the World Court Project, the ICJ Advisory Opinion on the illegality of nuclear weapons, and the consequences of this Advisory Opinion.
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The World Court Project: The Evolution and Impact of an Effective Citizens Movement

October 1, 1998
Kate Dewes
University of New England
A Thesis submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University of New England.
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