United Kingdom

UK parliamentary briefing shows growing support for a nuclear weapons ban

On January 21, ICAN UK and the All Party Group on Weapons and the Protection of Civilians, facilitated by ICAN partner Article 36, organised a parliamentary briefing to report on the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons. Attendees discussed the outcome of the conference, and the implications for the UK’s own nuclear weapons. The meeting came just a day after a parliamentary debate on the renewal of Trident. During the debate, called


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