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The obligation to adopt national implementation measures

All states parties to the TPNW are obligated to take ‘the necessary measures’ to implement its obligations under the Treaty. Appropriate national legislation should be adopted by all states parties that do not yet have such laws in place.

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Seán Ó Fearghaíl, the speaker of the lower house of the Parliament of Ireland, in the moment when the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Bill was passed on 20 November 2019. Photo: Screengrab from the video archive of the Parliament of Ireland
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