Prime Minister Gordon Brown last week proposed a zero-tolerance policy, but experts say tougher penalties are only part of the solution.
Protests have rocked London, Paris, and other cities across the continent this week.
Supporters of the treaty, to be unveiled in Dublin Friday, hope that it will pressure nonsignatories – including the US – to stop using the weapons.
Leaders hope their charges of a crime against humanity will push the junta to expand relief efforts.
European leaders are struggling to balance growing trade ties with China and deep public sympathy for Tibetans and their exiled leader, wrapping up his first stop on a global tour.
The prime minister's Labour Party, the dominant force in British politics for over a decade, is trailing the Conservatives by as much as 18 percent ahead of Thursday's local elections.
Why some say travelers should think twice before boarding.
Is this trip necessary? A jet lands in Montreal. Proponents of air travel tout its importance to the global economy. Detractors say per-passenger emissions carry too high a cost.