September 27, 2013
More than 100 senior government officials gathered at the United Nations for a conference seeking the entry-into-force of the CTBT. GSI President Jonathan Granoff had the privilege of delivering a statement to the conference on behalf of all civil society. The statement highlighted the disarmament and non-proliferation benefits of an operational CTBT and warned that “the promise and benefits of the CTBT remain unfulfilled because the eight key states have failed to sign and/or ratify the treaty.” Until these “outlier states” ratify, he warned, “the door to the renewal of nuclear testing will remain ajar.”
Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.