IALANA Webinar – LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING AHEAD: Give Justice to Nuclear Victims!

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Date(s) - 14/Mar/2022
10:00 am - 12:10 pm


Date / Time 14 March 2022 from 10:00 to 12:10, CET

Registration https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b_sqiqiMReurIbdCNkcPPQ (The webinar will be recorded. By registering, you consent to being recorded during the conference and published)

Language: English and Japanese *Simultaneous interpretation available

The participation in the webinar is free of charge. Still, we would like to ask for donations to conduct the webinar, particularly to cover the costs of interpretation. Please support us by transferring money to either JALANA (in Yen PayPal: jalana.office@gmail.com) or IALANA (in Euro).



The debate on and arguments against nuclear weapons have been reframed with the introduction of the concepts of humanitarian and environmental consequences of nuclear weapons. The TPNW as well as recent rulings like the Human Rights Committee General Comment No 36 on the right to life enlarged the legal tools in the struggle against nuclear weapons and in giving justice to the victims of the nuclear complex.

This webinar will reflect on the legal framework – legal arguments, rights and remedies – linking existing experience with future options. Thus, the webinar aims at highlighting new paths to protect nuclear victims and the environment.
For more detailed background information on various topics of the webinar, please see a list of references.


1st Session

Looking Back: Learning from the experience of lawyers who have supported victims of the atomic bombs and nuclear testing

Moderator: Hiroko Takahashi, Professor of Department of History, Faculty of Letters, Nara University, Japan

Opening and Introductory RemarksKazue Mori, Lawyer, JALANA Secretary General, Japan

 Struggle of Japanese Lawyers to Support A-Bomb Survivors Takeya Sasaki, Lawyer in Hiroshima, IALANA co-president, Japan

Relief of A-Bomb Survivors in South Korea  Choi, Bongtae, Lawyer in South Korea

Bikini Lawsuit Masayoshi Naito, Lawyer, JALANA vice-president, Japan


 Short Break


2nd Session

Looking Ahead: The future of victim assistance and environmental remediation – making use of the TPNW and existing international, esp. human rights law

Moderator: Toshinori Yamada, Lecturer of International Law, Meiji University, Japan

 Implementation of Article 6 and 7 of the TPNW ahead of the first Meeting of States Parties  Manfred Mohr, Professor of Public International Law, Academy of Sciences, Board member of IALANA, Germany

Human Rights Approach for Nuclear Disarmament Daniel Rietiker, Adjunct Professor at Lausanne University and Suffolk University Law School, IALANA co-president, France

Framework of Environmental Remediation Emilie Gaillard, lecturer in private law, director of the master degree GENFUT (Future Generations and Legal Transitions) at SciencesPo Rennes, general coordinator of the Normandy Chair for Peace, board member of IALANA, France


Final Remarks Toshinori Yamada



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