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Carol Naughton

Carol Naughton is Senior Associate of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, with emphasis on European Security, the NPT and nuclear nonproliferation regime, UK parliament and public outreach.  Ms Naughton also established and coordinates the UK-based WMD Awareness Programme, founded by the Nobel Peace Laureate, Joseph Rotblat; and serves as director of PeaceRights, which brings together leading academic and practising lawyers to promote peaceful conflict resolution and legislation to reduce armaments. In this capacity, she was responsible for setting up, and publishing the findings of, the 2004 Inquiry into the Legality of Nuclear Weapons.

With a long history of involvement in peace and disarmament issues, Carol Naughton has followed the NPT process closely for many years, providing insight and analysis for British NGOs throughout the last review cycle from 2002 – 2005. She also participated in the 2008 PrepCom and represented the Acronym Institute at the 2009 PrepCom.  In addition, she has organised and participated in a range of conferences, seminars and events related to nuclear weapons and nuclear security, including: the Conference on Disarmament and UNGA First Committee; facilitating sessions at Wilton Park, was a rapporteur at the UK government’s Fuel Cycle Conference in March 2009. She was also responsible for developing and implementing education programmes on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation for schools across the UK.  Formerly a medical practitioner by profession, Carol was Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) from 2001-03. She has lectured young diplomats on the UN Fellowship Programme on Disarmament.

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