Draft for a Convention on Atomic Energy

Wright, Quincy
April 1946
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;4/1/1946, Vol. 1 Issue 8, p11
The article offers the preliminary version of a Draft Convention for international control of atomic energy. Quincy Wright, Professor of International Law, worked with the group, Atomic Scientists of Chicago, and the Office of Inquiry into the Social Aspects of Atomic Energy of the University to formulate this draft. It is noted that the use of atomic weapons for purposes of defense or offense is a grave threat to the existence of civilization. The role of the United Nations regarding this concern is elaborated.


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