• Fordert: Verbot der Atomwaffen

    June 12, 2013

    Poster against nuclear weapons by the Deutschen Friedensrat with the slogan “Fordert: Verbot der Atomwaffen!” [Demand: prohibition of nuclear weapons] Image: A strong hand grabs a snake that curls around a globe. On the snake “Atomkrieg” is written.

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  • Disarmament | Research Guide International Law


    Disarmament is the act of reducing, limiting, or abolishing weapons. The main focus nowadays is on three categories of weapons: weapons of an indiscriminate effect, such as cluster munitions and landmines, biological and chemical weapons and the (non-) proliferation of nuclear weapons. General and complete disarmament was defined by the United Nations General Assembly as the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction, coupled with the “balanced reduction of armed forces and conventional armaments, based on the principle of undiminished security of the parties with a view to promoting or enhancing stability at a lower military level, taking into account the need of all States to protect their security”.

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