Publications

THE FRAMEWORK FOR A TREATY ON GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT

SCRAP Weapons

The draft treaty would scrap Weapons of Mass Destruction (nuclear, chemical and biological) and missiles, and control Army, Navy and Airforce, and small arms weapons with verification from satellite and other digital sources. This proposed draft builds on the provisions of pre-existing international agreements and provides a framework for governments to move towards comprehensive disarmament. It builds on the legal obligation outlined in Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Please see the SCRAP Weapons proposal for further details.

BACKGROUND PAPER: THE NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY AND GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and SCRAP Weapons.                                                                                                  2021.

A joint paper with GCSP and SCRAP Weapons, offering ideas for a renewed holistic approach grounded on best practice and taking inspiration from Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT: THE OTHER SIDE OF ARTICLE VI

Non-paper by SCRAP Weapons.                                                                                                                                                           2020.

Disarmament has become an imperative and most urgent task facing the international community, yet no real progress has been made so far in the crucial fields of reduction of armaments. This paper offers ideas for a renewed holistic approach building on best practice and taking inspiration from Article VI of the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

WHY WE STILL NEED TO FREEZE WEAPONS

Anant Saria.                                                                                                                                                                                                2020.

This publication outlines the need to address arms manufacture and trade through establishing a moratorium to Freeze Weapons Production and Supply, particularly amidst an unprecedented global pandemic- Covid-19.

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMANITARIAN DISARMAMENT AND GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT

Dan Plesch and Kevin Miletic.                                                                                                                                                               2019.

Published in Global Activism and Humanitarian Disarmament by Matthew Breay Bolton, Sarah Njeri and Taylor Benjamin-Britton, this chapter discusses the history of humanitarian disarmament and reflects on the complimentarity of general and complete disarmament and humanitarian disarmament.

TABLE OF ARMS CONTROL, NON-PROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT INSTRUMENTS AND REGIMES

GCSP, IPU, PNND and SCRAP Weapons.                                                                                                                                             2018.

A joint project with GCSP, IPU, PNND and SCRAP Weapons that aims to provide parliamentarians from around the world with documents and material about arms control and disarmament agreements to help them monitor the actions of their governments. 

REINTRODUCING DISARMAMENT AND COOPERATIVE SECURITY TO THE TOOLBOX OF 21ST CENTURY LEADERS

Dan Plesch, Kevin Miletic and Tariq Rauf.                                                                                                                                                   2017

A joint publication with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on disarmament and cooperative security aimed at renewing emphasis on cooperation to reverse potentially dangerous competitive security dynamics.

THE SOUTH AND DISARMAMENT AT THE UN

Dan Plesch.                                                                                                                                                                                               2016.

This article analyses the global South’s role in disarmament. It offers the evidence of a customarily ignored Southern agency in UN processes and suggests that the work of the later Hans Morgenthau explains both this agency and contrary state policies.

RETHINKING GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT

UNODA Occasional Papers.                                                                                                                                                                             No. 28. October 2016

This publication examines the historic, strategic, humanitarian and economic aspects of General and Complete Disarmament, to elaborate and elevate the case for prohibiting conventional weapons systems as well as nuclear weapons. 

UNGA RESOLUTIONS WITH REFERENCE TO ‘GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT’

2015.

A list summarising annual UNGA commitee meetings and resolutions since the organisation’s first session in 1946 to 2015, that make references to ‘general and complete disarmament.’

Non-Paper Circulated to the UN Conference on Disarmament in 2007 by France, Russia, UK and USA

2007.

Basic elements of an international legally-binding agreement on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range (ground-launched) missiles, open for broad international accession. 

How can you become involved in SCRAP?

SCRAP Weapons proposes timetables and a draft treaty for consideration at the United Nations General Assembly, which takes place in September every year. Support our efforts to have SCRAP Weapons introduced at the UN General Assembly by sending a letter of support to your government.

If you are a student interested in working for SCRAP Weapons, please email us at scrap.weapons@soas.ac.uk