Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Written Into International Law on January 22nd!
January 22, 2021, was a historic day for nuclear weapons. On this day, at midnight, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force, establishing in international law a categorical ban on nuclear weapons, seventy-five years after their development and first use. Although the Treaty is now officially written into international law, the Treaty does not legally apply to the United States, because we have not signed or ratified it. But that does not mean we wi