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Liechtenstein

State with nuclear-free security policy

Liechtenstein has signed the TPNW and is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1, but has not yet ratified the Treaty.

TPNW status
Signed (20 Sept 2017), not ratified
Compliance with prohibitions in TPNW Article 1(1)
Art 1(1)(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compliant
Test Compliant
Possess or stockpile Compliant
Art 1(1)(b) Transfer Compliant
Art 1(1)(c) Receive transfer or control Compliant
Art 1(1)(d) Use Compliant
Threaten to use Compliant
Art 1(1)(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compliant
Art 1(1)(f) Seek or receive assistance Compliant
Art 1(1)(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compliant
TPNW voting and participation
Vote on negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (40%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Last vote on UNGA resolution Voted yes
Fissile material
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (military/civilian) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ No
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the PTBT No
Member of the CD No
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

In response to questions asked in Parliament, Liechtenstein's government has said that, before ratifying the TPNW, it must address issues related to its customs union with Switzerland. At the 2020 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Liechtenstein said: 'The Non-Proliferation Treaty charted a course to eliminate nuclear weapons making it illegal to acquiring them. Its lack of implementation is read by some as an incentive to do the opposite. Liechtenstein strongly supports the collective effort to outlaw nuclear weapons and is committed to ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Treaty provides the adequate legal framework for nuclear disarmament. Eliminating nuclear weapons is not a policy choice. It is a legal and moral necessity and a dictate of public conscience.' See: bit.ly/2JF6W6B (2 Sep 2020), bit.ly/373RMzh.

Recommendations

  • Liechtenstein should urgently ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
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