Some Ideas for Accelerating the Entry into Force of the CTBT

CTBTO Youth Group • 31 July 2016

By Anastasia Shavrova and Sarah Bidgood
CTBT Youth Group member

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. This anniversary, however, is a time for reflection more than celebration. At the time of the Treaty’s negotiation, many anticipated that the Annex 2 States, whose ratification was necessary for its Entry into Force, would be quick to do so. Instead, domestic politics and a host of regional tensions have stymied entry-into- force of this critical disarmament and nonproliferation instrument.

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