The following is a list of Reaching Critical Will publications available for download in PDF.
NPT Action Plan monitoring reports
At the 2010 NPT Review Conference, states parties adopted a 64 point action plan in order to further the implementation of the treaty. Reaching Critical Will, in partnership with the Government of Switzerland, has produced comprehensive reports on the implementation of this action plan from 2011 to 2015.
Filling the gap: report on the Vienna conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons
This publication is a conference report for the meeting hosted by the government of Austria on 8-9 December 2014 on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons.
Sex and drone strikes: gender and identity in targeting and casualty analysis
This paper from Reaching Critical Will and Article 36 addresses concerns that the sex of individuals is being used as a signifier to designate people as militants in drone strike targeting decisions and post-strike analysis of casualties.
Banning nuclear weapons: an effective measure for disarmament
This paper explores the effective measures for nuclear disarmament presented by the New Agenda Coalition in its 2014 NPT working paper.
Small arms, big picture
Ahead of the UN General Assembly First Committee, Reaching Critical Will and Instituto Sou da Paz have published a briefing paper examining the relationship between small arms and armed violence reduction.
First Committee briefing book 2014
Published ahead of the 2014 UN General Assembly First Committee, this briefing book highlights a number of current disarmament issues and suggests ways forward.
An assessment of the PoA
This briefing paper, written by Daniel Mack of Instituto Sou da Paz, explores some of the key challenges facing the UN Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons and highlights opportunities and options for addressing small arms issues more effectively.
A treaty banning nuclear weapons
This joint paper by Reaching Critical Will and Article 36 explores the development of a legal framework for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.
Assuring destruction forever: 2014 edition
This updated study explores the ongoing and planned nuclear weapon modernization programmes in China, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Women and Explosive Weapons
Concern with the use of explosive weapons in populated areas has increased over the last few years, due to the severe harm caused to civilians and the wider community. However, the debate has so far not sufficiently highlighted the specific impact that explosive weapons have on women.
Preventing collapse: the NPT and a ban on nuclear weapons
This paper examines the complimentarity between the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a ban on nuclear weapons.
First Committee briefing book 2013
Published ahead of the 2013 UN General Assembly First Committee, this briefing book highlights a number of current disarmament issues and suggests ways forward.
Still assuring destruction forever
One year after the release of the groundbreaking 2012 report Assuring destruction forever: nuclear weapon modernization around the world, nuclear-armed states have continued to invest in modernization of their nuclear systems.
Unspeakable suffering: the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons
This publication examines the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and is aimed for civil society actors, academics, and governments that are interested in approaching weapons negotiations with a humanitarian lens.
The CTBT: obstacles to entry into force
Today, more than 16 years after the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) was adopted, significant obstacles remain on the path to its entry into force. This report on government positions on the CTBT highlights why entry into force of the treaty should not be treated as a precondition to nuclear disarmament or to the commencement of negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons completely.
Assuring destruction forever: nuclear weapon modernization around the world
This new, groundbreaking study by Reaching Critical Will explores in-depth the nuclear weapon modernization programmes in China, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and analyzes the costs of nuclear weapons in the context of the economic crisis, austerity measures, and rising challenges in meeting human and environmental needs.
Costs, risks, and myths of nuclear power
On 11 September 2011, six months after the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan, Reaching Critical Will released an NGO world-wide study on the implications of the catastrophe.
Beyond arms control: challenges and choices for nuclear disarmament
Beyond arms control is a collaborative work of non-governmental researchers and activists who critically examine the mainstream discourse of nuclear weapons.
Nuclear Disorder or Cooperative Security?
A civil society analysis of the current disarmament regime and response to the WMD Commission Report, released in May 2007 by the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy, Western States Legal Foundation, and Reaching Critical Will of WILPF.