2019

In memoriam: Sir Hugh Beach

We have learned that Sir Hugh Beach, the Honorary President of the Charity, passed away on 4 September 2019 after a short period of illness. Sir Hugh is survived by three sons and one daughter. He was 96 years old.

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VERTIC hosts workshop on building capacity in Argentina and Brazil for nuclear disarmament verification

On 7 – 8 August 2019, VERTIC co-hosted with the Nonproliferation for Global Security Foundation (NPSGlobal), a meeting to explore the role of Argentina and Brazil, and particularly, the potential role of Argentinian and Brazilian scientists and technical experts in the development and strengthening of nuclear disarmament verification measures.

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New opportunity: Director of Finance

VERTIC is a rapidly expanding charity focused on the verification, monitoring and implementation of international law. In the coming three years, we expect our turnover to regularly exceed £1m and our staff to grow to around twenty individuals. We, therefore, want to supplement our Senior Management Group with a Director of Finance.

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VERTIC mission to Senegal

On 18-19 March Senior Researcher Alberto Muti and Researcher Elena Gai visited Senegal where they presented a workshop on ‘Coordinating Stakeholders in Safeguards Reporting’.

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The Curious Case of Marine Chain: The DPRK cyberscam behind a blockchain-powered maritime investment marketplace

The latest report by the UN Panel of Experts on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) published on 9 March 2019 documents the various ways in which North Korea has continued, over the past year, to evade and violate international sanctions under which it is prohibited from dealing with other States due to concerns about its nuclear weapons and missile technology programmes.

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