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Dominica

Dominica is one of the states that did not take part in the adoption of the TPNW in 2017 but that have joined the Treaty as a state party.

SIGNATURE
26 Sep 2019
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
18 Oct 2019 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 26 Apr 2021 (Late)
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2021
(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compliant
Test Compliant
Possess or stockpile Compliant
(b) Transfer Compliant
(c) Receive transfer or control Compliant
(d) Use Compliant
Threaten to use Compliant
(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compliant
(f) Seek or receive assistance Compliant
(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compliant
TPNW voting and participation
2021 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2020 UNGA resolution on TPNW Did not vote
2019 UNGA resolution on TPNW Did not vote
2018 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations Yes
Share of women in TPNW negotiations No data available
Vote on adoption of treaty text Did not vote
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Did not vote
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards Agreement Yes
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Original)
Additional Protocol No
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT No
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Tlatelolco)
Member of the CD No

Latest developments

Dominica associated itself with a statement by CARICOM in the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, which said: 'CARICOM remains convinced that it is only through the total elimination of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction that international peace and security can be guaranteed, and that their continued existence, accumulation and modernization actually increases the threat level to our collective security. As part of a region, which established the first Nuclear Weapons Free Zone pursuant to the Treaty of Tlatelolco, CARICOM was pleased to join the international community in welcoming the entry into force of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons earlier this year. CARICOM looks forward to the convening of the First Meeting of States Parties of the TPNW in 2022 and hopes that reassuring platitudes of responsible conduct on the part of nuclear weapons states will be matched by commitments of bold and decisive action in the right direction.'1 In 2022, Dominica also signed and ratified the CTBT.

Recommendations

  • Dominica should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Dominica should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
  • Dominica should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol with the IAEA, and upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol.
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