The new protocol has come into effect without key signatories, including those who helped establish the ICC’s Rome Statute.
While the nuclear weapons states continue their build-up, most of the rest of the world is preparing the way for nuclear disarmament.
With North Korea, China, and Russia among the uninvited, it remains to be seen whether the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ meeting will do more harm than good.
Canada refuses to sign Nuclear Ban Treaty or even to congratulate ICAN and Canadian Hiroshima survivor who will accept the Nobel Peace Prize.
Our sordid Saudi arms deal makes Canada complicit in atrocities against innocent Yemeni civilians.
With the USA ramping up its global military activity and eschewing UN-led peace and security efforts, Canada must restore and expand its leadership on war prevention and peaceful conflict resolution.