In early July, following years of campaigning from anti-nuclear activists, the United Nations formally adopted a treaty that categorically prohibits nuclear weapons. Read more from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. This news was met with joy amongst those staying at the Coulport Disarmament camp – run by Trident Ploughshares – who undertook ten days of direct action at the nuclear weapons depot on Loch Long.
Militarisation in Eritrea is extreme, with indefinite conscription in often unbearable conditions. Conscientious objectors are imprisoned. Many people flee the country if they can, but if they arrive in Europe, they are not always given protection, and this month the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Swiss government is not in breach of the European Convention by expelling an Eritrean asylum seeker.
Welcome to the new WRI website! This new version of the WRI website has been developed by our friends at Netuxo, a co-operative that specialises in building sites using the open source Drupal Content Management System.
Netuxo have been amazing to work with. They have gone above and beyond to help our site become simpler, more easy to use, and accessible in different languages. We know this has taken a lot of work, and we are extremely grateful!