Treaties and bodies

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBTi) bans all nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosion, establishes an extensive International Monitoring System, and allows for short-notice on-site inspections. It was opened for signature in 1996, but has not yet entered into force.

Treaties and bodies

There are a number of key international treaties and bodies designed to address issues associated with nuclear weapons.

Associate Professor Tilman Ruff

Position within MAPW: 
Co-President, IPPNW

tilman [dot] a [dot] ruff [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au 
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
MB, BS (Hons); FRACP
Current field of medicine: 

Tilman Ruff is an infectious diseases and public health physician; Associate Professor in the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne; medical advisor for the International Department of Australian Red Cross; and technical advisor on immunisation in Pacific island countries for UNICEFi and AusAID.

Special areas of interest: 
Nuclear weapons, biological weapons, nuclear power and the links between civil and military nuclear industries. Iraq.

Associate Professor Tilman Ruff is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNWi, Nobel Peace prize 1985);  a member of the National Council, and former President,  of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia); Australian Management Committee member and IPPNWi Working Group Chair, for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICANi).


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