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Aotearoa-New Zealand’s Nuclear Prohibition Law Outlaw Nuclear Weapons

The horrific health and environmental consequences of nuclear testing in the South Pacific and growing concern about the risks of nuclear war led to a surge in anti-nuclear sentiment and campaigns in Aotearoa-New Zealand in the 1970s and 80s, which, in turn, led to the adoption of a nuclear-free policy by the government in 1984. In 1987, the policy was cemented by the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act, which was adopted despite considerable opposition from New Zealand’s allies, and is among the strongest existing legal prohibitions against nuclear arms Read more