Day one of the Geneva-based open-ended working group (OEWG) on nuclear disarmament

laid out the legal gaps around nuclear weapons and the proposals for filling these gaps. Discussion almost immediately zeroed in on the key proposal. Prohibition—whether for or against—was on everyone’s lips, focusing the OEWG’s discussion on the merit and feasibility of a nuclear weapon ban treaty.

The following report provides an overview of the day’s presentations and highlights some of the key points from ensuing discussions. It also offers some reflections and analysis.

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