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The obligation to assist victims

Victim assistance is crucial to address the unnecessary suffering experienced by populations affected by the use and testing of nuclear weapons and to help safeguard their rights. In most cases, however, affected populations have received inadequate support. The TPNW’s obligation for victim assistance seeks to change this situation.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron speaks with a victim of French nuclear tests during his visit to  Moorea island in July 2021.
France’s President Emmanuel Macron speaks with a victim of French nuclear tests during his visit to Moorea island in July 2021. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP/NTB
ARTICLE 6(1) - INTERPRETATION
Implementing victim assistance