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Reflections on nuclear weapons ban

Daily Gazette
August 3, 2017
By Pat Hynes and Frances Crowe

Against all odds, 122 countries agreed in July to ban nuclear weapons. At the heart of the United Nations treaty is an explicit ethical goal: to protect peoples of the world from the humanitarian catastrophe that would ensue if nuclear weapons were employed. Once 50 countries ratify the treaty, it will enter into international law.
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