Linda Fabiani MSP this week signed the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge in parliament, supporting the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
ICAN, an international civil society group against nuclear weapons, has instigated the pledge signing for parliamentarians from across the world. The Holyrood Signing, which saw every SNP MSP sign the pledge as well as all Scottish Greens MSPs and three Labour MSPs, came just two weeks before ICAN receives the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo for its international nuclear disarmament advocacy.
“I had no hesitation in signing this important pledge of support for the Ban Treaty. This change in International Law will usher in a necessary shift in bringing human rights to the forefront of the nuclear disarmament debate.
“Nuclear weapons can not only kill hundreds of thousands of civilians but have lasting detrimental effects on families and communities of survivors. I urge the UK Government to sign the UN Ban Treaty so they can stand with the majority of states in the world who have already taken this step.”