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Governments meet to pave the way to 2015 NPT Review Conference

The world's governments met in Geneva at the end of April to discuss progress in meeting nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation goals set at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in 2010.

UK government snubs international conference on humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons

The UK has announced that it will not be participating in an international conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapon use hosted this week by the Norwegian government. 

Appeal refused on Trident

Judicial Review of the government's decision to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system

High Court, London, 27th January 2009

Evidence of government multilateral disarmament gestures?

23 October 2008 Hansard

*Column 476W*
*Michael Ancram* (Devizes, Conservative)To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps the Government is taking to promote multilateral nuclear disarmament.

Conservative Party Policy on nuclear non-proliferation

UK Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague speech on Nuclear

   Non-Proliferation, 23 July 2008

/Address to the IISS by Rt Hon William Hague MP, Shadow Foreign
Secretary, 23 July 2008./

       The Rt Hon William Hague MP, “Preventing a new age of nuclear

       insecurity”, International Institute of Strategic Studies,

       Wednesday 23rd July 2008

Former government ministers call for nuclear disarmament

Start worrying and learn to ditch the bomb,

Letter to The Times by Douglas Hurd, Malcolm Rifkind, David Owen and
George Robertson, 30 June 2008

From The Times,, 30 June 2008.

Start worrying and learn to ditch the bomb

It won't be easy, but a world free of nuclear weapons is possible


Please find the attached Announcement of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee consultation inviting submissions no later than 29th September 2008. NIS will make a submission on Treaty legal obligations and Disarmament Verification.


Judicial Review of Trident Replacement

On Tuesday 10th June, Mr. Justice Simon refused the Nuclear Information Service (NIS) permission to bring a Judicial Review of the Government's White Paper, 'The Future of the United Kingdom's Nuclear Deterrent', published on 4 December 2006. Judge Simons did not accept that The White Paper's assertion of compatibility of the Government's decision to replace the UK's nuclear weapons system with its international law obligations requires adjudication by a Court.

Hansard on NPT January - March 2007

*8 Jan 2007 : Column 98W
Nuclear Disarmament*

*Nick Harvey:* To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the 13 practical steps toward nuclear disarmament referred to on page 13 of the White Paper CM6994, in respect of which of these steps progress has been made; and if he will make a statement. [108787]