NZ nuclear-free anniversary

Published: Fri 8 Jun 2018 07:45 PM
NZ nuclear-free anniversary / nuclear ban treaty ratification submission
iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand
8 June 2018
Today is the 31st anniversary of the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament and Arms Control Act 1987, and the closing date for submissions on New Zealand's international treaty examination of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) - the final stage in the process for New Zealand to ratify the TPNW and thus become a state party to it.
The iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand submission for the international treaty examination has the recommendation: "In the light of the above points [in the submission], and noting today's deadline for submissions is an auspicious date, the 31st anniversary of the commencement of the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament and Arms Control Act, we recommend the international treaty examination and report back to parliament be concluded urgently so that New Zealand's instrument of ratification can be lodged as soon as possible - ideally before another auspicious date, the first anniversary of the TPNW's adoption on 7 July 2018."
The key points in the submission are under three main headings - Ratification and New Zealand's domestic legislation and policy, Ratification and New Zealand's international obligations, and Other reasons for New Zealand to ratify the TPNW - followed by a section with information about iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand. The submission is available on the iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand site, Thank you to everyone who contributed points for inclusion in it.
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