Motion ref. S5M-23890
Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, January 18, 2021
Supported by: Claudia Beamish, Bob Doris, James Dornan, Annabelle Ewing, John Finnie, Kenneth Gibson, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, John Mason, Joan McAlpine, Stuart McMillan, Gil Paterson, Alex Rowley, David Torrance, Sandra White, Andy Wightman
That the Parliament notes the Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on 22 January 2021; understands that this treaty specifically prohibits states parties from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, acquiring, possessing, deploying, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, and from assisting or encouraging such acts; believes that the TPNW will reinforce existing international law obligating all states not to test, use or threaten to use nuclear arms, and understands that the Entry into Force of the TPNW will take place only two days before the 75th anniversary of UN General Assembly Resolution 1 (1), which was adopted by consensus, to ensure the elimination from national armaments of atomic weapons and all other weapons adaptable to mass destruction.