2013: HUMANITARIAN IMPACT

While international humanitarian law was not a new concept, by 2010 some had begun to reexamine the applicability of humanitarian law to the consequences of nuclear use. The International Committee of the Red Cross in particular conducted assessments of the possible impact of a “limited” nuclear exchange on global food supply, giving new momentum to creating an international weapons ban. In 2013, the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Conferences brought together nuclear and nonnuclear states to develop a better understanding of the humanitarian risks of detonation, resulting in the widely signed Humanitarian Pledge. LEARN MORE

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