In recent weeks, the humanitarian disarmament community has also seen Rowland on behalf of the UK attempt to exclude non-governmental organizations from attending informal meetings on nuclear weapons and arms transfers.
The United Kingdom needs to realize that shutting out civil society is a losing strategy. You can't roll-back 20 years of access. Any successful outcome requires our presence and involvement. And when you boot us out we inevitably turn to social media to identify the perpetrator, explain the significance of what happened, and talk about how it diminishes our view of the disarmament diplomacy at the UN and Convention on Conventional Weapons.