Once 50 countries ratify the Treaty it will enter into force becoming a legally-binding instrument for those who have signed and ratified the Treaty. As it enters into force and more countries ratify it, the Treaty will further stigmatize and strengthen the international norm against nuclear weapons and pave the way for their complete elimination.
It will achieve a lot of pressure on [more] states to sign the Treaty.
There [are] a lot of governments who have not yet signed it, so it increases the pressure on them.
It stigmatizes nuclear weapons.
It declares under international law that these weapons are unacceptable and now illegal as well, so I think it’s a very strong signal to nuclear arms states that they have to disarm.
It’s not just a symbolic treaty. It will have concrete impact on policies and practice.
ICAN Executive Director