Letter to the Embassador of Russia in Germany

“The principal judicial organ of the United Nations, which is responsible for binding interpretation of international law, decided that “the threat or use of nuclear weapons would generally be contrary to the rules of international law applicable in armed conflict, and in particular the principles and rules of international humanitarian law” (ius in bello).”

Read the full letter here

Words for George Farebrother

George was always there. Even before any of us oldtimers. Frederick Douglas said nothing happens without struggle. George would say nothing happens without organization, which is the implementation of struggle. He went about it calmly, methodically, dependably.  History teacher that he was, he made sure the struggle was based on truth, a weapon more powerful than even the atom bomb.

It is doubtful that nearly four million declarations of public conscience could have been collected without him and Jean for the ICJ nuclear weapons case.  They not only helped to collect them for the movement. They were the public conscience of the movement. Continue reading “Words for George Farebrother”

Public Event: Back to the International Court of Justice: The Marshall Islands’ Nuclear Zero Lawsuits

Watch the videos here:

1st part (Introductions+Welcome, Tony de Brum, Phon van den Biesen, Judge Christopher Weeramantry)

2nd part (Marylia Kelley, David Krieger)

Manuscript of the opening speech by Otto Jäckel, Chair IALANA Germany

Friday, 5 December 2014, 2 – 5:30 pm, Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, Vienna

Sponsored by the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

eNews of Lawyer’s Committee on Nuclear Disarmament, Nov 2014

The world as we now know and inhabit it is imperiled by both nuclear weapons and global warming. No country better illustrates the twin existential threats than the Marshall Islands. LCNP is on the legal team representing the Marshall Islands in its Nuclear Zero cases in the International Court of Justice. And with Foreign Minister Tony deBrum we examined the two threats and what to do about them at a September 20 Climate Convergence workshop held in connection with the Peoples Climate March and the UN Climate Summit. See this eNews for more about these and other LCNP activities.

eNews of Lawyer’s Committee on Nuclear Disarmament, Nov 2014

UNFOLDing ZERO! actions on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On Sep 26, we asked people around the world: How many nuclear weapons do you think are in the world? And how many should there be?

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Check here a compliation video of actions: