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Policy Experts give evidence on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

22 January 2019

The International Relations Committee takes  evidence on the outcome of the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, the potential impact on the 2020 NPT Reference of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and forthcoming opportunities for leadership by the UK Government.


Wednesday 23 January in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am

  • Dr Rebecca Johnson, Executive Director, Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy
  • Dr Hassan Elbahtimy, Lecturer in Science and Security, King's College London

Possible questions include

  • Why did the 2015 NPT Review Conference end without the agreement of a final consensus document, and what insight can be gained from this ahead of the 2020 NPT Review Conference?
  • Can you explain the history of the debate around the pursuit of a Weapons of Mas Destruction Free-Zone in the Middle East, and comment on the prospects for its future negotiation?
  • To what extent would the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, if it were to enter into force, affect negotiations at the 2020 Review Conference?
  • How should the UK Government position itself ahead of the 2020 Review Conference? What opportunities are there for UK leadership?
  • To what extent do the UK's leadership roles in the Conference on Disarmament and the P5 present the Government with leadership Opportunities?

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