NZ Public Conference: Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Start: Monday, March 18, 2019 9:30 AM

End: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:30 PM

The New Zealand Centre for Global Studies is delighted to invite you to our upcoming conference on The Legal and Political Implications of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

The keynote speaker is Prof Ramesh Thakur, from ANU Canberra. Other speakers include: Assoc. Prof Treasa Dunworth, Dr Kate Dewes, H.E Dell Higgie, Commander Robert Green Royal Navy (ret'd), Dr. Tanya Oglivie-White, Colin Keating, Dr Kennedy Graham, Kevin Riordan, Angela Woodward, Prof Kevin Clements and Assoc. Prof Graham Hassall.

Date: Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th of March, 2019
Venue: The Wellington Club, 88 The Terrace, Wellington, NZ

RSVPs are essential as seating is limited. Please email: to RSVP.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was negotiated through a mandate from the United Nations General Assembly. The negotiations that concluded on July 2017 were participated in by 140 UN Member States. The treaty was adopted by 122 countries, with only one country voting against. For the most part, the nuclear weapon states and their allies boycotted the negotiations. The Treaty opened for signature on 27th September 2017. As of October 2018, there are 69 signatory States and 19 States Parties.

As this Treaty moves towards entry into force, there is a need to analyse the legal and political implications of the Treaty, both for States Parties and for non-signatories. The conference speakers have been selected for their expert knowledge in the field and ability to address some of the complex legal and political aspects of the Treaty.

This conference aims to provide a platform for analysis, discussion and debate. Speakers will address such issues as:

- How does the Treaty fit into the nuclear disarmament architecture?
- Has the Treaty added to the prohibition movement of all weapons of
mass destruction?
- What are the respective arguments advanced for, and against, the Treaty?
- How might membership of the Treaty affect a nuclear-allied state?

Join us for two days of discussion, analysis and debate at the Wellington Club, 88 The Terrace. This is a free public conference. Lunches are optional, $20 pp each day or $40 for lunch on both days. RSVPs are essential as seats are limited. RSVP:

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