Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Sharan Burrow, Dr Marianne Hanson & Dr Helen Durham AO

The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is the first global agreement to comprehensively outlaw nuclear weapons.

It entered into force in January 2021, making nuclear weapons illegal under international law alongside chemical and biological weapons, landmines and cluster munitions.


  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary – International Trade Union Confederation
  • Dr Marianne Hanson, Board Member – ICAN Australia
  • Dr Helen Durham AO, Director of International Law & Policy, International Committee of the Red Cross

Recorded live on 26 May 2021, as part of the Australia Institute’s 2021 webinar series.


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