Nuclear Weapons Treaty
Posted on: Fri 22 Jan 2021
As of today, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will take effect, meaning nuclear weapons are formally illegal under international law.
The treaty prohibits signatories from testing, developing, producing, stockpiling, or threatening to use nuclear weapons. It also obliges parties to support the widespread adoption of the treaty and address the human and environmental impacts of nuclear testing.
Australian Conservation Foundation Nuclear Free Campaigner Dave Sweeney joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to explore what this means for the world, and for Australia.
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Produced by Soph Landau