On the adoption of a legal mechanism that explicitly addresses the use of nuclear weapons
Examining the effectiveness of an isolated ban on use of nuclear weapons
This paper has been produced by the ILPI Nuclear Weapons Project in order to draw attention to some key arguments in on-going discussions on how to frame a potential prohibition of nuclear weapons. The paper discusses whether an isolated ban on use of nuclear weapons is a recommendable way forward towards the elimination of nuclear weapons. The conclusion is that such an approach probably will be inadequate, notwithstanding that a call for a ban on use could serve as an important mobilizing factor in a wider context.