Model Nuclear Weapons Convention

Model Nuclear Weapons Convention – In 1997 the United Nations circulated a Model Nuclear Weapons Convention, submitted by Costa Rica in order to assist in the implementation of the ICJ decision and the UN call for negotiations leading to a NWC. The Model NWC had been drafted by a consortium of lawyers, scientists and disarmament experts led by the Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy.

Model Nuclear Weapons Convention

Costa Rica explained that the Model NWC sets forth “…the legal, technical and political issues that should be considered in order to obtain an actual nuclear weapons convention.” The Model NWC has been the subject of a number of scientific, academic and diplomatic conferences in the UK, China, Geneva, New York, Canada and India. Feedback on the Model NWC and progress towards a NWC is included in a periodical called the Nuclear Weapons Convention Monitor.