Draft arms trade treaty moves on, but where?

On Friday evening (27 July 2012) at precisely the same time as the spectacle of the Olympics opening ceremony was kicking off in London, across the Atlantic in the basement of the United Nations another spectacle was unfolding as talks aimed at regulating arms transfers collapsed. The president of diplomatic negotiations tasked with concluding […]

Legislating the ban on nuclear weapons

On 31 May 2012, the New Zealand House of Representatives approved a cross-party parliamentary motion celebrating the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act.

New Zealand became one of the first countries in the world to legislate a ban on nuclear weapons when the […]