Common Security instead of Nuclear Deterrence

Presentation “Common Security instead of nuclear Deterrence – End the Nuclear Age. The Confrontation between North Korea and the U.S.A. and the principle of collective security” by Otto Jäckel  at the Vienna International Center on 2 May 2017 on occasion of the first session of the 2017  Preparatory  Committee  for  the  2020  Nuclear  Non-Proliferation Treaty Revue Conference.

Common Security instead of nuclear Deterrence

IALANA Germany: An End to the Atomic Age

The German IALANA published a broschure titled “Atomzeitalter beenden – Gegen nukleare Abschreckung, für nukleare Abrüstung und Atomausstieg” in April 2017. Please find here the English version of the brochure An end to the atomic age and contiune reading the foreword by Chair Person Otto Jäckel: Continue reading “IALANA Germany: An End to the Atomic Age”

LCNP Statement on US-DPRK confrontation

Tomorrow Wed. April 26 the entire Senate will be briefed at the White House on the North Korean situation by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and others. If you are in the US, call your senators today to urge them to demand a peaceful resolution of the extremely dangerous US-DPRK confrontation. For talking points, see below LCNP statement.

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Contributions to the negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading to their elimination, held March 27-31 at the United Nations in New York City

IALANA DISCUSSION PAPER SELECTED ELEMENTS OF A TREATY PROHIBITING NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Short version of the IALANA DISCUSSION PAPER

Withdrawal Clauses in Arms Control Treaties: Some Reflections about a
Future Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons

Statement by Jackie Cabasso

Statement by John Burroughs

Interactive discussion as part of the conference on March 30

Withdrawal Clauses in Arms Control Treaties: Some Reflections about a Future Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons

This paper aims at summarizing the situation regarding withdrawal clauses included in arms control treaties and, as a result, stimulate the negotiations towards a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It does not take a stance on whether it is appropriate to include or not a withdrawal clause in such a treaty. SLND might come up with a position paper at a later stage.

In part (A), an overview of withdrawal clauses in “traditional” arms control treaties will be given. In part (B), examples of modified withdrawal clauses adapted to the “humanitarian” nature of certain treaties will be discussed. Part (C) will address and compare advantages and drawbacks of withdrawal clause and part (D) will suggest certain aspects that we consider particularly important for the negotiations in view of a new treaty banning nuclear weapons.

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IALANA Bids Farewell to Judge Weeramantry

A giant of the law, Christopher Gregory Weeramantry, died peacefully at his home in Sri Lanka on January 5, 2017.

He was everything a lawyer could be: barrister, professor, judge. From 1967 to 1972 he served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and then as  a judge of the highest tribunal on matters of international law in the world, the International Court of Justice in The Hague, from 1991 to 2000,  the last three of those years as its Vice-President.

From 1972 to 1991 he taught at Monash University, Australia, and he was a frequent lecturer elsewhere, including Harvard and universities in Stellenbosch, Tokyo and Hong Kong.  He was the recipient of numerous prizes and awards. Continue reading “IALANA Bids Farewell to Judge Weeramantry”

In Mourning: Masanori Ikeda (former president of JALANA)

Masanori IkedaMasanori Ikeda, a lawyer who led work of JALANA as secretary general, vice-president, president and a board member, passed away on November 13, 2016, at the age of 88.

The former JALANA president Masanori Ikeda was born in the Korean Peninsula under Japanese rule in 1928, and he graduated from the Faculty of Law, Kyushu University in 1953. He became an attorney at law in 1966, and since then he devoted himself to activities for peace and nuclear disarmament. Throughout Hyakuri Base Trial between Japanese government and residents in Hyakuri, he defended local farmers who refused to yield their own lands to Japan Air Self-Defense Force (SDF), maintaining that the SDF was contrary to Article 9 of Japanese Constitution. Continue reading “In Mourning: Masanori Ikeda (former president of JALANA)”